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Justice Adeniyi Ademola Cleared of Corruption Charges

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Justice Adeniyi Ademola

Justice Jude Okeke of the FCT High Court, Maitama, on Tuesday dismissed the 18-count corruption charges preferred against Justice Adeniyi Ademola, his wife, Olabowale and Joe Agi (SAN).

They were arraigned by the Federal Government on charges bordering on criminal conspiracy to receive gratification in various ways, contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Act 2000.

Okeke in his ruling on the no-case submission of the defendants, held that the prosecution did not adduce enough evidence to warrant the defendants to enter defence.

He said that the prosecution did not establish a prima facie case against the defendants.

He held that no iota of evidence to prove that the defendants were guilty of the charges levelled against them.

Okeke said that the prosecution should carry out proper investigations before suspects are arraigned.

Ademola was among the seven justices investigated after the sting operations carried out on October 8 and 9 by the Department of State Security (DSS).

6 Comments

  1. keke driver

    April 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    And what did you expect?? that they would send Him to jail? *laughs*………….Welcome to Nigeria

    • tunmi

      April 5, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      well..it seems like the prosecution did not have evidence. But we didn’t get to hear from the prosecuting side.

  2. Ms B

    April 5, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Actually for a lawyer of many years standing like him to make a no case submission, twas clear the evidence against him was weak, pretty weak. It basically means that he has nothing to respond to. Quite unfortunate he was tried on pages of newspapers and not in court first.

  3. Ms B

    April 5, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Actually for a lawyer of many years standing like him to make a no case submission, twas clear the evidence against him was weak, pretty weak. It basically means that he has nothing to respond to. Quite unfortunate he was tried on pages of newspapers and not in court first

  4. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    April 5, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    That was only a power show by the EFCC on behalf of the presidency. The rule of Law has prevailed. Congratulations on your victory.

  5. Moyo

    April 6, 2017 at 8:53 am

    There has been too much bungling in the arrest and detention of these judges, why cant the DSS get their facts right before going to arrest. What have they been able to prove now. The judge and his wife have been subjected to public ridicule, was that the purpose

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