A Federal High Court in Lagos will on May 24, decide whether or not to transfer the case file of an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Christian Nwosu, who allegedly received bribe from former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to compromised the outcome of 2015 general election to the Chief Judge for re-assignment to another judge.
Nwosu had earlier admitted collecting the money in a plea bargain arrangement he had with the anti-graft agency.
However, he had to back out following the rejection of the terms of agreement by the trial judge Justice Muhammed Idris.
The accused person was subsequently re-arraigned alongside another INEC official, Tijani Bashir, on an amended charge by the EFCC.
They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
After their re-arraignment, EFCC’s lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo, urged Justice Idris to transfer the case file to the Chief Judge of the court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, for re-assignment to another judge.