Supreme Court Chief Registrar, 2 Others Charged With Diversion Of N2.2bn


Ahmed Saleh, the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Abuja, and two other officials Muhammed Abdulrahman Sharif and Rilwanu Lawal have been charged by the Federal Government for their alleged involvement in the diversion of the sum of about N2.2 billion belonging to the court.

The charge marked FCT/HC/CR/13/2016 was filed by the Office of Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Maitama, Abuja.

Apart from the nine-count charge of funds diversion filed against them, the accused were also charged with receiving N74.4 million gratification as public officers from contractors, who executed projects for the court between 2009 and 2016.

According to reports, the charges are a precursor to the one to be filed against some of the judges being investigated by the Department of State Services (DSS).