The Federal Government,yesterday formally filed a 15 count criminal charge against a serving Judge of the federal High Court- Justice Adetokunbo Ademola, one of the serving Judges who was arrested on 8th October, 2016 by the DSS and his wife Mrs. Olabowale Toluwatope Ademola, DailyTrust reports.
Justice Ademola, is the grandson to the first Nigerian indigenous Chief Justice of the Federation, Sir Adetokunbo Ademola. The duo are alleged to have committed the offences between Febuary 2014 and June 2016.
They allegedly received N30m from Messrs Joe Odey Agi Associates between 11 th and 26 th March 2015 and another N40m between 20 th and 21 February 2014. His wife also received N30m from Messrs Joe Agi Associates.
According to the prosecution, Justice Ademola on 6th May 2013 received $520, 000 from Messrs Johnson & Johnson Solicitors and another N6m between 25 th of February and 16 th April 2015 from Messrs Johnson & Johnson Solicitors.
Justice Ademola was alleged to have accepted N55.7m from Messrs G.T. J Ademola & Co between 5 th January and 23 rd June 2016. It was further alleged that he, on 20th February 2014 accepted N40m from Vertice Solutions Ltd as well as accepting another N47.6m from Acardian Energy Services Ltd.
The prosecution further alleged that on 20 February 2014 he accepted N34m from Omotayo Babafemi Aliyu and N4.8m from Lawan Suliaman between 21 st February and 7th November 2014. He was also alleged to have accepted N30m from Messrs Joe Odey Agi Associates between 20th and 21 st February 2014.