By Adebayo Williams
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has insisted that lawyer Rickey Tarfa falsified his age. The commission’s prosecution witness, Tosin Owobo, told a Lagos High Court that letters written to Zenith, Guaranty Trust and Fidelity banks requesting for the suspect’s information had proved an age discrepancy in his documents. Guaranty Trust had shown that Tarfa claimed to have been born on 23 February, 1962 while his International Passport also stated his age as 54 but he had told the commission in a statement that he was 43.
Tarfa, who is also facing trial for failure to declare assets and offering gratification to a public officer, was said to have deposited the sum of 10,000 dollars into a domiciliary account with GTB at two different times between 21 November, 2013 and 29 January, 2016.
The presiding judge, Justice A. A. Akintoye adjourned the case till Friday (today) for continuation of trial.