- A lawyer in Anambra State is accusing a court registrar of demanding a bribe to release his client.
- The client was a whistleblower who was arrested for impersonating police officers.
The whistleblower, Daniel Emeh, is a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who was assigned to the Anambra State Police Command. He was arrested in connection with a case involving two senior police officers who are accused of organ harvesting, kidnapping, and killing suspects.
Emeh’s lawyer, Justus Ijeoma, has petitioned the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court over the continued detention of his client despite court bail. Ijeoma alleges that the Deputy Chief Registrar, Federal High Court, Awka, Nkem Mba, is deliberately refusing to process Emeh’s bail because he refused to pay a bribe of N1 million.
Mba denied the allegation, saying that it was Emeh’s father who offered her the bribe in the presence of her staff. She said that she rejected the bribe and that Emeh has not been released because he has not met his bail conditions.
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Mba also threatened to report Ijeoma’s allegation to the police.