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Justice Ademola, Wife Charged with Receiving Gratification


Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja, and his wife, Olabowale, have been charged with a 15-count bordering on corruptly receiving N248.1m and $520,000 gratification.
who is the Head of Service of Lagos State.
The Federal Government through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation filed the suit with number, FCT/CR/21/2016, before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on Monday.
The prosecution accused Ademola and his wife of “corruptly” receiving a total sum of N248,101,300 and $520,000 as gratifications from law firms and others between 2013 an 2016.
Justice Ademola was among the judges, including two Justices of the Supreme Court, Justices Sylvester and Inyang Okoro, arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Services between October 7 and 8 on allegations of corruption.
He and others have since been suspended from handling any case until they are cleared of the corruption allegations.
After the invasion of his home, Justice Ademola had said his ordeal was as result of granting bail to the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) and leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, both of who are in the custody of Department of State Security (DSS).
The Federal Government had already on November 8, 2016 charged Justice Ngwuta before the Federal High Court, Abuja on charges of money laundering and passport infraction relating to age falsification and obtaining of multiplicity of passports.
In the charges filed on Monday, Justice Ademola and his wife were accused in counts one and two, of “criminal conspiracy to receive and/or obtain gratification contrary to sections 8(1) and 26(1) (c) of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission Act, 2011 land punishable under Sections 8(1) (iii) of the same law”.
The wife was accused in counts four to seven of “receiving gratification for other person, contrary to Section 8 of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission Act 2011 and punishable under the same law.”

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