The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has arrested a retired Appeals Court Judge, Justice Muhammed Tsamiya for allegedly demanding the sum of N200 million from one Mr. Nnamdi Orji in exchange for a favourable judgement.
Mr. Orji approached the Court of Appeal after losing to a Mr. Nkole Ndukwe in an National Assembly election in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State to seek redress as he was convinced that the results of the said elections were bogus.
According to the ICPC, the offense which violates Section 10 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, was allegedly committed in 2015; when the retired Justice demanded that Mr. Orji, who was the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance to represent the Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency, pay him N200m if he desires a favourable decision on the case.
The justice allegedly assured the complainant of a favourable decision once the payment is made.
The ICPC added that Justice Muhammed Tsamiya has been granted bail while it continues its investigations into the matter.