FG Files 15-count Charge against Justice Ademola, His Wife

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  • Judge accused of receiving gratification

Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

The federal government has filed a 15-count charge against Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

He is accused of receiving gratification and abuse of office.
His wife, Mrs. Olabowale Toluwatope Ademola, who currently serves as the Head of Service of Lagos State, is also charged with him.

In the charge filed before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja yesterday, Justice Ademola was accused of acting with his wife, Mrs. Ademola, in the charge marked: CR/21/16, filed by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, was said to have aided her husband.

While Justice Ademola, who was one of the judges recently arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS), was accused of receiving gratification from some lawyers, law firms and companies, his wife was alleged to have in some instances, accepted some money into her account in GTBank Plc on behalf of her husband.

Justice Ademola, who sits in Abuja division of the Federal High Court, is the second of the arrested judges against whom the federal government has filed charges.

On November 8 a six-count charge was filed against Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court before the Federal High Court, Abuja.