Justice Ademola, accused of corruption, withdraws from Dasuki’s trial

FILE PHOTO: Former NSA Sambo Dasuki and others arraigned over misappropriation at the FCT High Court in Abuja
FILE PHOTO: Former NSA Sambo Dasuki and others arraigned over misappropriation at the FCT High Court in Abuja

Adeniyi Ademola, a judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, and one of those arrested by operatives of the State Security Service, on Tuesday withdrew from presiding over the trial of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

Mr. Ademola was arrested by the SSS on October, 7 after his house was ransacked following allegations of corruption.

The operatives said they found huge sum of money in local and foreign currencies at his residence during the raid.

Days after the raid, Mr. Ademola wrote the Chief Justice of Nigeria, saying he was attacked unjustly.

He recalled his previous rulings on Mr. Dasuki during which he granted him bail. The SSS did not obey the order.

Mr. Ademola also mentioned his previous decisions on a case involving a leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, as reasons for his arrest.

Mr. Ademola had presided over various cases on Monday, before his latest decision to resign from Mr. Dasuki’s case.

He said the reason for his withdrawal is the current allegations of corruption levelled against him.

“I am sure you are conversant with what is going on the last seven days. One of the allegations being made against me is that I received some money from Sambo Dasuki. This is the allegation of the SSS.

“I thought I should tell the counsel what is being said.”

“Before I announce my decision, let me ask the defendant (Dasuki) some questions,” Mr. Ademola said.

‎He then began a series of questions and answers between himself and Mr. Dasuki in an apparent effort to show his innocence.

Ademola: Do you know me at all?

Dasuki: Before I came to this court, not at all.

Ademola: Did you at any time give me money?

Dasuki: Not that I am aware of.

Ademola: Did you send your lawyers to give me money‎?

Dasuki: Not at all.

Ademola: Did you give money to any of my relatives‎?

Dasuki: Not at all, maybe the SSS alleging that did,” Mr. Dasuki said.


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  • LadyRosely

    Quite unfortunate …. The bastardization of the Judiciary is complete. Justice Okon Abang will now rule on the case in Favour of APC, Buhari and DSS who don’t obey court orders

    • sab

      POINT BLANK!!!! And the CCT lord too!!!

  • aisha ani

    It is what it is, Justice Ademola own your mistake and lets move on.

    • Onike24

      do you think it was a mistake? move on? he must go to prison.

  • kusanagi

    GOOD. Corruption has to be fought with an IRON FIST otherwise these guys will use the law to run circles around everyone…

    These evil people should not be allowed to get away with it in this life. Dasuki is already suffering having been locked up for this long. Who knows how long his trial will be.

    Those in Buhari’s circle who are also corrupt will one day see the Dasuki treatment that I’m sure off. Maybe they’re being shielded today, but so too were GEJs boys.

    • aisha ani

      Buhari has set a precedent with this and what goes around must surely come around,

      • kusanagi

        And isn’t that what we want… I don’t care how it happens. Let corruption be fought.

        • Faith That Conquers

          Each time I re-post this it is always directed to Buhari’s die-hard supporters since I know their desire is for him to succeed.

          The unfortunate thing is that most times you people chose to play to the gallery.

          Please if truly you love the success of Buahri do something in the positive concerning these two requests as listed below. without it Nigeria has to continue bearing this ever increasing pains until 2019 when another set of lies and propaganda will be manufacture to gather votes for Buhari again.

          May the success you desire for Buhari be witnessed as you take heed to only this two simple divine demands for his success.

          RE POSTED After 11 months and now.

          Nigerians please and please obey and find solution to your problems.
          There will remain confusion, disunity and immense hardship all through Buhari’s regime. Not my wish but what Nigerians will witness because Buhari has no good mission or vision for the country.

          The only things that can change these things from continuing are:

          1) Buhari must admit openly he has been manipulating the system instead of proffering solutions. This, he will never do.

          2) After that, he must sincerely look for qualified Nigerians to assist his steering this ship of Nigeria instead of APC members who knew next to nothing about their ministries.

          3) He must allow the judiciary and the national assembly stand each separately as independent arm of the government.

          4) He must fight corruption not pretending he is not corrupt, but because they have all installed and benefited from corruption and God is not happy with any of them. The implication is there should be no sacred cows being protected directly or indirectly by him.

          5) If Nigerians want God to intervene not minding Buhari, they must love and accept themselves as one people above ethnic or religious affiliations.

          6) They must agree Buhari is no messiah to save Nigeria from its predicaments.
          Finally, the choice is either in the hands of Nigerians to do the two things advice or continue to suffer all through Buhari’s regime or for Buhari to comply with the outlined instructions so that God can lead Nigeria out of its sufferings.//

    • Solomon Brown

      You are a waste of space.

  • Arabakpura

    Ha! This judge is making further mistakes! Why this drama?

    Judge: did you give me money?
    Dasuki: Not that I am aware off!

    Sorry for you judge! You have begun a self trial; very interesting! NJC: Nigerian Jungle Council, please take note!

    • Faith That Conquers

      Each time I re-post this it is always directed to Buhari’s die-hard supporters since I know their desire is for him to succeed.

      The unfortunate thing is that most times you people chose to play to the gallery.

      Please if truly you love the success of Buahri do something in the positive concerning these two requests as listed below. without it Nigeria has to continue bearing this ever increasing pains until 2019 when another set of lies and propaganda will be manufacture to gather votes for Buhari again.

      May the success you desire for Buhari be witnessed as you take heed to only this two simple divine demands for his success.

      RE POSTED After 11 months and now.

      Nigerians please and please obey and find solution to your problems.
      There will remain confusion, disunity and immense hardship all through Buhari’s regime. Not my wish but what Nigerians will witness because Buhari has no good mission or vision for the country.

      The only things that can change these things from continuing are:

      1) Buhari must admit openly he has been manipulating the system instead of proffering solutions. This, he will never do.

      2) After that, he must sincerely look for qualified Nigerians to assist his steering this ship of Nigeria instead of APC members who knew next to nothing about their ministries.

      3) He must allow the judiciary and the national assembly stand each separately as independent arm of the government.

      4) He must fight corruption not pretending he is not corrupt, but because they have all installed and benefited from corruption and God is not happy with any of them. The implication is there should be no sacred cows being protected directly or indirectly by him.

      5) If Nigerians want God to intervene not minding Buhari, they must love and accept themselves as one people above ethnic or religious affiliations.

      6) They must agree Buhari is no messiah to save Nigeria from its predicaments.
      Finally, the choice is either in the hands of Nigerians to do the two things advice or continue to suffer all through Buhari’s regime or for Buhari to comply with the outlined instructions so that God can lead Nigeria out of its sufferings.

      • Arabakpura

        Faith That Conquers a few seconds ago
        Each time I re-post this it is always directed to Buhari’s die-hard supporters since I know their desire is for him to succeed.
        The unfortunate thing is that most times you people chose to play to the gallery.
        Please if truly you love the success of Buahri do something in the positive concerning these two requests as listed below. without it Nigeria has to continue bearing this ever increasing pains until 2019 when another set of lies and propaganda will be manufacture to gather votes for Buhari again.
        May the success you desire for Buhari be witnessed as you take heed to only this two simple divine demands for his success.
        RE POSTED After 11 months and now.
        Nigerians please and please obey and find solution to your problems.
        There will remain confusion, disunity and immense hardship all through Buhari’s regime. Not my wish but what Nigerians will witness because Buhari has no good mission or vision for the country.
        The only things that can change these things from continuing are:
        1) Buhari must admit openly he has been manipulating the system instead of proffering solutions. This, he will never do.
        2) After that, he must sincerely look for qualified Nigerians to assist his steering this ship of Nigeria instead of APC members who knew next to nothing about their ministries.
        3) He must allow the judiciary and the national assembly stand each separately as independent arm of the government.
        4) He must fight corruption not pretending he is not corrupt, but because they have all installed and benefited from corruption and God is not happy with any of them. The implication is there should be no sacred cows being protected directly or indirectly by him.
        5) If Nigerians want God to intervene not minding Buhari, they must love and accept themselves as one people above ethnic or religious affiliations.
        6) They must agree Buhari is no messiah to save Nigeria from its predicaments.
        Finally, the choice is either in the hands of Nigerians to do the two things advice or continue to suffer all through Buhari’s regime or for Buhari to comply with the outlined instructions so that God can lead Nigeria out of its sufferings.

    • Churchill Roosevelt

      NJC will do nothing.Its a cesspool of septic corruption.

  • Dave

    The purported exchange between justice Ademola and Dasuki is dramatically amateurish, in my opinion, because you would naturally not expect Dasuki to accept that he gave money to the judge in whatever guise.

    • Faith That Conquers

      Each time I re-post this it is always directed to Buhari’s die-hard supporters since I know their desire is for him to succeed.

      The unfortunate thing is that most times you people chose to play to the gallery.

      Please if truly you love the success of Buahri do something in the positive concerning these two requests as listed below. without it Nigeria has to continue bearing this ever increasing pains until 2019 when another set of lies and propaganda will be manufacture to gather votes for Buhari again.

      May the success you desire for Buhari be witnessed as you take heed to only this two simple divine demands for his success.

      RE POSTED After 11 months and now.

      Nigerians please and please obey and find solution to your problems.
      There will remain confusion, disunity and immense hardship all through Buhari’s regime. Not my wish but what Nigerians will witness because Buhari has no good mission or vision for the country.

      The only things that can change these things from continuing are:

      1) Buhari must admit openly he has been manipulating the system instead of proffering solutions. This, he will never do.

      2) After that, he must sincerely look for qualified Nigerians to assist his steering this ship of Nigeria instead of APC members who knew next to nothing about their ministries.

      3) He must allow the judiciary and the national assembly stand each separately as independent arm of the government.

      4) He must fight corruption not pretending he is not corrupt, but because they have all installed and benefited from corruption and God is not happy with any of them. The implication is there should be no sacred cows being protected directly or indirectly by him.

      5) If Nigerians want God to intervene not minding Buhari, they must love and accept themselves as one people above ethnic or religious affiliations.

      6) They must agree Buhari is no messiah to save Nigeria from its predicaments.
      Finally, the choice is either in the hands of Nigerians to do the two things advice or continue to suffer all through Buhari’s regime or for Buhari to comply with the outlined instructions so that God can lead Nigeria out of its sufferings..,

      • Uzoma John

        Wailer unchained. You are wailing for nothing. For now and in the next 6.5 years you’ll remain under Buhari’s Nigeria. Alternatively, relocate to either Somali, Aleppo, Fallujah or South Sudan until we clean the mess your paymasters heaped everywhere. Insatiable nincompoops.

  • vagabonds in power

    The only way out of the current mess in the country–under the demonic rule of Bingo Buhari—- is a military coup————-Since the House and the Senate cannot do anything about the state of the Nation-At least impeach the cowhand-for us——————Nigerians will soon take laws unto their souls and move into Aso rock to ask Buhari to vacate the place with immediate–alacrity—–I had earlier pleaded with Nigerians who cared to listen to me not to go into the elections—That we should relax over a bottle of pure water sachets and talk–then break up the country into 6 or 7 zones but the thieves from the south west working with Tinubu and his Fulani friend from Mali in Nigeria————-Naaaaaaaaaaa—-Well, the Fulanis have been in power with about 5 of their sons—for more than 29 years————-still we fight for water———–roads—-education–health———————————and how to feed our children—Not even troubled by the population explosion being experienced in the country—with refugees from Mali-Senegal–Sudan—–Chad———and Niger Republic taking over governance of Nigeria———————–Nigerians are being killed as if their rabbits———by Fulani cowhands–daily—————————-Yet some are saying we should continue to listen to the lies being sold to us on Dasuki————————-remove dasuki case of the table of the Apes in APC and u will see how empty they are——————–animals

    • Uzoma John

      Chief wailer. Don’t stop just kontinu, according to Mama Pieces.

    • TitoTX

      Your comments is moronic, it stinks to the high heavens.

    • Ade Omowest

      Go use your drug with ogogoro.

  • Isaac Azor

    Nothing but mere Window Dressing by Justice Ademola.

  • Konkolo

    What a mess we are in for.

  • Gerald Okoduwa

    Where on earth does a Judge try himself in a criminal charge? NJC save the Judiciary from extinction in Nigeria.

    • Uzoma John

      My brother I wonder o. There is indeed no honour amongst thieves.

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  • Uzoma John

    Ademola, nobody needs to know you to bribe you. We are talking about your indictment in receiving bribe to auction justice. You are indeed without shame and dignity. Once you have such accusation with evidence against you, the best thing for you to honourably do is to withdraw from all cases you are handling. There’s no need to wait for NJC. Why choose the case to withdraw from? Withdraw yourself totally from sitting on any case at all. That’s more dignifying. But in Nigeria, there’s no dignity amongst highly placed individual thieves.

    • The Rt. or Lft. Hon NinjaK

      Have you seen the evidence with your own eyes?
      Has Ademola been convicted (based on SSS evidence) in any Court of Law?
      Why dont you save your saliva until you have heard both sides of the story and a Court has given verdict?
      Why are people only hearing one side of the story and jumpin upandan like educated illiterates?
      No wonder we have all ended up in a Buharitocracy!

      • Uzoma John

        Do I need to see it? Devil’s advocate like you. The question I ask you is, why “is Ademola presiding on his own case”? – conducting cross-examination on an alleged bribe giver. You guys are sick.

        • The Rt. or Lft. Hon NinjaK

          Are you sure you are ok? Where did Ademola preside on his own case? Or is it just bcos he asked Dasuki a few questions and then completely withdrew from the case entirely???
          Oboy, you need to find a quick solution to your “togetherness” o

          • Uzoma John

            You can see your psych has been seriously impaired as a result of misrule over the years. Did you read the news report where Ademola was asking Dasuki if they knew each other, if he has ever met him before, if he collected bribe from him. So in you warped mind, what do you call that? Why should Ademola be asking such question when he knows the case indicting him is yet to be presented in court. What is the meaning of all the questions if I may ask you? He should have respected himself and withdraw from sitting over any case until his corruption case is done with. Corrupt minds like yours won’t see anything wrong in that. I pity all of you.

          • The Rt. or Lft. Hon NinjaK

            Abeg, Try to take yo merecin on time bro.
            Bye

      • Amir

        That’s why you preferred the ebelemi mediocrity where stealing is not corruption. How much is Ademola’s salary that he should have foreign currency in his house. That alone contravenes the law. Did you know if SSS have traced the serial numbers on those dollars to know it’s journey between hands? Ademola the nollywood pay as you go judge!

        • share Idea

          That question should be directed to chief of Army staff that acquired houses in Dubai that worth millions of dollars and the administration is not asking relevant questions.

        • Ade Omowest

          One of the Judges arrested with “Injustice” abi na Justice Adeniyi Ademola said the Dollars found in his house belongs to the Rice business of his wife, senseless defense of bribe money.

        • The Rt. or Lft. Hon NinjaK

          hahahaha you must be living in wonderland!
          SSS tracing serial number of dollars? Walai you have been watching too much films.
          Bottomline is that the white, learned, english gentleman in England will tell you that STEALING IS NOT CORRUPTION! And he would tell you to go take a look at the definitions of both in an ENGLISH DICTIONARY! But people like you sit down in Nigeria and reconstruct your own english grammar, just like you have reconstructed to different dimensions, the foreign religions that were brought to you, to the point of inserting your truly 3rd world madness into them.
          As per foreign currency in his house, who amongst the Nigerian elite does not have it in their houses? Even Nigerian Private Primary & Secondary Schools take dollars, and now the Intl Airlines are only interested in carrying dollar-paying passengers out of Nigeria, etc With the way Nigeria is going, even the market women will most certainly request that we pay them dollars to buy gari & yam tubers!
          Any sane person should hear all sides of the story, and hear from the Court!

      • Adamson

        Well aparently, some people at incapable of understanding a simple logic and reason….in civliized societies, a judge CANNOT be ALLEGED, ACCUSED OR MENTIONED IN SOME matters AT ALL because of the enormity of the Weight of Responsibility of the Office they occupier.

        As a Judge, you should never be accused or alleged of collecting bribes for a case you are presiding over and actual evidence, to support the allegation is available. That is TOO MUCH.

        So whether proven or not. Whether true or not, DAMAGE IS DONE. JUDGE MUST STEP DOWN.

        But why am I explaining this, anyway, it is too much for you and your biafraud accomplices to understand or accept.

  • TUNERI2

    This judge must think we are fools. What do we expect dazuki to say, to say yes and incriminate himself further?

    • Usher

      Lolxzzzz

    • share Idea

      If he collected the money as you are insinuating, would it not be logical for him to continue to preside over the matter just like Abang was doing on PDP cases?

      • Adamson

        Let him continue then…allegation or no allegation.

    • Olu-Lion

      i had wish Dasuki will just say yes to all the questions…..Buhari would have free him immediately for at least saying one truth.

    • igboham

      and perhaps he will be right.

  • Hah!

    Ademola the Aboki?

  • Onike24

    what a farce? why is he still presiding? what was Dasuki supposed to say” yes, my lord, i gave you some dollars? what a joke. these people have no fear nor respect of people’s sensibilities….

    • I did it 4 Love

      lol
      Onike to Justice Ademola

      Did I read you asked those silly questions?

      Justice Ademola to Onike24.

      No, maybe I did 4 love is alleging you did.

      Gosh, what do some people think of others? Fools or zombies? Ademola has become investigator, prosecutor and Judge in his own case/palaver?

      I already know the verdict.

  • stingdman

    Does this man Ademola think that Nigerians are morons? Why did he reduce a serious matter to a child’s play? Imagine a child putting a piece of meat in his mouth and asking his friend to be looking for the meat. It is better and more honourable to resign as a judge so that you can face the proper trial without any distraction. You will soon sing kennery songs

    • Izedomi Ohirein

      You bet corrupt & disingenuous Nigerian support people like him, Biafra miscreants, boko haram & Ijaw pipeline vandals/kidnappers.
      To them, he is being persecuted, not prosecuted for his crimes.

  • This moron called Ademola is getting confused by the day.
    Did he expected us to believe this Nollywood drama?
    Some times i wonder how some of our judges get to the bench, even some so-called SAN how they managed to become a lawyer not to talk of SAN (Senior Agbabetele of Nigeria)

  • Bayo Ola

    Can we still call this man Your Lordship for goodness sake!! This man should have been excused from the bench until the investigation into the allegations against him is concluded. Here is a civil servant ( A judge) that was found with over $500,000 cash in his house two weeks ago. He is now presiding over a corruption case. What is going on here!! Shame on you “justice” Ademola! Ole ni ee!

  • Emeka

    This is a joke taken too far, and the good and reasonable people of Nigeria cannot fold their hands and watch thieves in authority insult our collective intelligence, for the mere fact we have tolerated them for uncountable times in the time past. What a child’s play in our courtroom, by a so-called judge who’s supposed to be a symbol of integrity and authority. I weep for what our judges have been reduced to…

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Justice Ademola,s name has been featured in various bribery scheme on the bench and full investigations must be conducted and justice Ademola, should be retire from the bench and prosecuted and punish if found implicated in any bribery scheme.

  • alphonsus onwuasoeze

    This Ademola man is a dramatist. He is amusing Nigerians. The questions he asked Dasuki are more laughable and annoying. Our governance structures are so weak and unorganised that he would have been cooling of in cell as a corrupt judge. Let him shut up and wait for his prosecution.

  • thusspokez

    Mr. Ademola had presided over various cases on Monday, before his latest decision to resign from Mr. Dasuki’s case.

    One wonders why Mr. Ademola had not excused himself on previous court cases since his arrest but just the Dasuki’s case?

    Reading between the lines, might it be the case that his conscience with regard to Dasuki is pricking him? How now is he going to look Dasuki in the face knowing that he owes Dasuki but will now not be able to deliver his side of any deal that both parties might have agreed to.

  • @Kazkanye

    “Babanla Nonsense” as Fela Anikulapo Kuti said…!

    Imagine how this dude is insulting people’s intelligence in a Courtroom, how did he expect Dasuki to respond?

  • kitunde

    Lol… These people won’t kill us…I’m laughing so much. Is this not the Joker that when DSS ops arrived at his property he told his aides/stewards to say he had gone to Benin?

    There is too much dishonesty in our country. What a joke.

  • haba mallam

    Just who do you think you are? imagine the judge is now the prosecutor, the defendant and the judge at the same time. May be he should declare himself innocent and award the 50bln naira damages to himself before withdrawing from the case. Who are you deceiving mr ademola. explain to us how you got all that money?

  • Layo

    Ademola Jaguda, drama queen. Keep fooling yourself. Gbewiri. After hiding in the toilet for hours when DSS came calling, weakling.

  • Man_Enough

    a clear conscience fears no accusations. he should have gone ahead with his work, knowing that in the end truth will prevail.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    This Ademola thief should “withdraw” from the Judiciary altogether. In fact, he should be summarily executed.

    • igboham

      What method of execution do you prefer?

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        Firing squad.

        • igboham

          Thanks – I am glad that I am not a nigerian. I think your justice system is identical to Isis.

    • Etomi

      Omoba Adekunle Orafidiya….You think we don’t know you?

      You that used your mother and wife for money rituals….

      It backfired..It did not work…You then turned to armed robbery……

      On two occasions, you escaped death from gunshot wounds…

      Bloody armed robber like you that deserves to die by firing squad!

      One day your cup will get full and a street-mob would incinerate you in a pyre of useless car-tires….

      Ole bururku….

  • Rommel

    It is unfortunate that we are being made to face this type of humiliation by these low lives who have no conscience,if indeed this judge was a decent human being,he would have tendered his resignation so as to fight to clear his name but good name means nothing to these compromised individuals,shame on him.

  • Noble

    Let me ask again. How can he who is accused of corruption deliver justice? Oga Judge I beg tender your resignation to save the little honour you may still have.