We reported that an audio tape obtained by Saharareporters has revealed how Nigerian Senator Dino Melaye compromised Justice Akon Ikpeme, the tribunal judge who handled his election case in 2015.
In the tape, which captures a telephone conversation between Justice (Mrs) Akoh and Mr. Melaye, the judge is overheard asking Mr. Melaye to give her a bribe in US dollars.
Here’s an update…
In a series of tweets from Sahara Reporters, they alleged that embattled Justice Akon Ikpeme has admitted to received bribe from Sen Dino Melaye.
See the tweets below…
FLASH: Judge involved in @dino_melaye tape scandal, Justice Akon Ikpeme has “confessed” to speaking to Senator Melaye, seeks soft-landing
FLASH: Justice Akon Ikpeme reached out to an aide to @NGRPresident sought help to save her career. She revealed that @dino_melaye paid her
FLASH: @dino_melaye lawyers involved in the case also revealed that the voice speaking with @dino_melaye was that of Justice Akon Ikpeme
FLASH: Justice Akon Ikpeme has provided her @MTNNG telephone number that @dino_melaye reached her for bribery to @ngrpresident aide
FLASH: Justice Akon Ikpeme told @NGRPresident aide, @dino_melaye paid her twice, because she handled his case twice at the lower tribunal
FLASH: Justice Akon Ikpeme asks @ngrpresident to investigate Court of Appeal for insisting she handles Dino’s case again the second time