Ademola, Wife Granted Bail to Bond of N50m Each

Justice Adeniyi Ademola, a Federal High Court Judge, Abuja, and wife, Olabowale, have been granted bail to a bond of N50m each.
A Hgh Court of the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday granted the duo bail after they were arraigned by the Department of State Security (DSS) for alleged corruption.
Justice Jude Okeke, the trial Judge also ordered them to submit their international passports to the court registrar pending the determination of the case.
Ademola and wife are facing a 11-count charge of alleged abuse of office and ceconspiracy to receive gratification and receiving gratification of N30m from Joe Agi and Associates, between March 11 and March 26, 2015..
Specifically, seven counts were preferred against Ademola alone.
In one of the other counts, the High Court Judge was accused of attempting to receive gratification in the sum of N25m from one Sani Shaibu Teidi on February 21, 2014.
Justice Ademola was also said to have on January 5, 2015 in his capacity as a public servant “corruptly received from Joe Odey Agi a BMW Saloon 320i valued at N8,500,000 through your son, Ademide Ademola, as gratification in the exercise of your of your official functions as the judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria”.
The offences relating to gratification are said to be contrary to section 8(1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and other related offences Act, 2000.
The prosecution also accused the Judge of “dealing with property subject matter of an offence” by transferring N85m and N90m, totalling, N175m to Franco Dan Parker on February 24, 2014.
Both offences are said to be contrary to section 24 of the Corrupt Practices and other related offences Act, 2000 and punishable under the same law
The Judge was also said to have on October 7, 2016 had in his possession “one Pump Action Rifle with serial number AVAR MAGNUM 6084 without a valid licence an thereby committed an offence contrary to section 3 of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, 2004.”
He was said to have on the same date of October 7, 2016 had in his possession another Pump Action Rifle with serial number AVAR MAGNUM 6284 without a valid licence.
In the last count, he was accused of having in his possession on the same date of October 7, 2014, “35 rounds of live ammunition (cartridge) without a valid licence an thereby committed an offence contrary to section 3 of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, 2004.”
Both defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Author: News Editor

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