Judge caught on tape negotiating bribe to skew justice

According to a report by PREMIUM TIMES, a Nigerian judge serving as the Acting Chief Justice of the Gambia, Joseph Wowo, has been sacked for soliciting a N2.5 million (500,000 Dalasi) bribe from a Dutch businessman based in Gambia in return for a favourable judgment in a land dispute case.

Mr. Wowo, also a former President of the Gambia Court of Appeal, was caught on tape holding a surreptitious meeting with the former Gambian Justice Minister, Lamin Jobarteh (who has also been sacked), a Dutch national, André Klaarbergen, and his Nigerian Lawyer simply identified as Mene, negotiating the price of subverting the judgment of a Gambian High Court over a land dispute case, which Mr. Wowo agrees the Dutch rightly lost.

The tape of the incident is available on Youtube: Part 1 and Part 2.

This is very sad!

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