FG Appeals Case Against Justice Ademola, Others

Adeniyi Ademola, Court, Joe Agi, Olabowale AdemolaThe Federal Government has filed an appeal against the decision of Justice Jude Okeke of the FCT High Court, upholding the no case submission in the corruption case against Justice Adeniyi Ademola; his wife, Olabowale, and Mr Joe Agi.

It was also gathered that the government, through the Ministry of Justice, has also filed a fresh case against Justice Ademola and his wife, this time in the Code of Conduct Tribunal, for allegedly living above their means and failure to declare their assets.

Justice Okeke had on Wednesday struck out the 18-count charge preferred against the three defendants, ruling that the prosecution failed to prove any of the allegations against them.

According to the judge, some of the charges do not meet constitutional standards and, in his words, no court can base its judgement on speculation.

The Presidency is however, said to have considered Justice Okeke’s judgement as a strange outcome which is capable of undermining the war against corruption.

The Department of State Services had accused Justice Ademola of receiving 30 million Naira from a senior lawyer, through a Guarantee Trust Bank account allegedly operated by his wife, a former Head of Service in Lagos State.

Judges Arrest: FG Files Charges Against Justice Ademola

Justice Adeniyi Ademola chargedThe Nigerian government has filed a 15-count criminal charge against Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court and his wife Mrs Olabowale Ademola.

Justice Ademola was one of the serving judges who was arrested on October 8 by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

The criminal charge which was filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, alleges that the duo committed the offences between February 2014 and June 2016, contrary to Section Eight of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission Act and section 115 of the Penal Code Law.

The Federal Government in the charge alleges that the judge and his wife received 30 million Naira from one Mr Joe Agi and Associates between March 11 and 26, 2015 and another 40 million Naira between February 20 and 21, 2014.

According to the prosecution, Justice Ademola on May 6, 2013 also received $520,000 and six million Naira from one Johnson and Johnson Solicitors.

Justice Ademola was alleged to have accepted 55.650 million Naira from Mrs G.T. J. Ademola and Company between January 5 and June 23, 2016.

The prosecution further alleged that Justice Ademola on February 20, 2014 accepted 34 million Naira from one Omotayo Babafemi Aliyu and 4.771 million Naira from one Lawan Sulaiman between February 21 and November 7, 2014.

After the raid and arrest of some judges the DSS said they were involved in corrupt practices.