Connect with us

Asaba Metro News

Court Gavel

News

Federal High Court clears Justice Ademola, others of corruption allegations


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, today dismissed the 18-count corruption charges preferred against Justice Adeniyi Ademola, his wife Olabowale, and Mr Joe Agi (SAN) by the Attorney General of the Federation.

Justice Jude Okeke who presided over the sitting said that the prosecution should carry out proper investigations before suspects are arraigned.

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.

ALSO READ:  Oborevwori Tasks NDDC on Abandoned Projects' Completion, Sustainable Development

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 proof that the defendants were guilty of the charges levelled against them.

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

ALSO READ:  Governor Oborevwori Tasks New LG Chairmen on Financial Discipline

For advert placement, publication of news content, articles, videos or any other news worthy materials on this Website, kindly send mail to asabametro@gmail.com.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More in News

To Top