Agi Gave Justice Ademola, Wife N30m – Witnesses

Prosecution witnesses in the trial of of Justice Adeniyi Ademola, wife, Olubolade and John Agi, Wednesday, told an FCT High Court, how Agi transferred N30 to Ademola’s account with Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank)
A Compliance Officers of Zenith Bank Plc and Guaranty Trust Bank Plc confirmed the transfers of the said money while testifying in pervasive of Justice charge against the trio.
The Zenith Bank employee, Teslim Ajuwon, also confirmed the transfer of N8m from Agi’s law firm, Joe Agi & Associates, to Coscharis Motors Limited, for the purchase of a BMW 320i car, which the prosecution had alleged was meant for the Justice Ademola as gratification.
During the proceedings that lasted about eight hours on Wednesday, Ajuwon testified as the eighth prosecution witness in the ongoing joint trial of Justice Ademola, Olabowale, before the Court.
Ajuwon’s counterpart with the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Suky Ambrose, testified before the court as the ninth prosecution witness.
Led in evidence by the lead prosecuting counsel, Segun Jegede, Ajuwon tendered the statements of account and other documents relating to the account being operated by Joe Agi & Associates with Zenith Bank Plc.
In the same manner, Ambrose also tendered similar bank documents relating to an account being operated by Olabowale with GTB.
The documents were admitted as exhibits by the trial judge, Justice Jude Okeke.
Ademola, a Judge of Federal High Court, wife and Agi, are facing a16 counts bordering mainly on receiving and giving of gratifications.
Among the 16 counts preferred against the defendants, it was alleged that on January 5, 2015, in his capacity as a public servant, Justice Ademola “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 official functions as the judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria”.
The prosecution also alleged in about five other counts, that Justice Ademola and his wife, received gratification of N30m in three instalments of N10m each from Joe Agi and Associates between March 11 and March 26, 2015.

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