How Justice Ademola, wife allegedly received N552 million bribe – Attorney General

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A Federal High Court judge arrested five weeks ago has been charged by the Nigerian government for bribery and racketeering to the tune N552 million, court documents show.

The Office of the Attorney-General filed a 15-count charge against Adeniyi Ademola at the High Court of Federal Capital Territory on Monday afternoon, detailing how he allegedly carried out the ignoble act within a period of two years.

Also charged alongside Mr. Ademola was his wife, Olabowale, who currently serves as the Lagos State Head of Service.

Mr. Ademola was first arrested by State Security Service in the early hours of October 8 as part of a nationwide anti-corruption sweep.

The crackdown also affected other high court judges across five states, including two justices of the Supreme Court.

According to the charges prepared by Hajara Yusuf on behalf of Attorney-General Abubakar Malami, the Ademolas allegedly solicited and received bribes from legal counsels who had cases before them.

Between 2013 and 2016, about N388 million and $520, 000 went to the couple through different channels, amounting to about N552 million in total, the court document showed.

According to the affidavit, Mr. Ademola allegedly received N30 million from Messrs Joe Agi Associates between March 11 and 26, 2015. His wife also allegedly received N30 million from the same firm.

Other times, the couple allegedly received, N10 million, N40 million, N55 million, and others through their GTBank accounts.

In count eight, Mr. Ademola was accused of receiving $520,000 from Messrs. Johnson and Johnson Associates in Abuja in May 2013.

It is not immediately clear if a judge has been assigned to the case.


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  • olat

    who is Joe Agi??

    • Julius

      Another Naija crook.

  • James Ojapa

    Kogi kogi kogi! The day ademola agreed to do the dirty job in Kogi was his undoing.

    • Suleiman Alatise

      Please shed more light on the dirty job he did in Kogi.

      • aisha ani

        I am tagging you because I also want to know the dirty job

  • Ologbon

    Where are those condemning the DSS for raiding The Ademolas and others to obtain and garner necessary evidences to prosecute these indicted judges and justices? No wonder the NJC and NBA backtracked after they were confronted with incontrovertible evidences. Nigeria will be great again!

    • Du Covenant

      Nigeria will be great only if we support and embrace the current fight against corruption. We missed far too many opportunities because of such enemies within. God bless Buhari for having the guts!.

  • Dazmillion

    Wike should have rushed down to the courts to prevent the arraignment of the judges. Sebi he said he is defender of human rights

    • Julius

      lolz..He is scare to death as we speak because he knew his name will pop up soon.

  • Observer

    can you imaine ? where will the common man get justice? SSS well done

  • Wilfred Bankole Ademokun

    Wahala dey for NAIJA. Husband and wife danced to the music of DORO CORRUPTION, COLLECTED DORO NAIRA AND DORO DOLLARS PUT FOR POCKET to favor the DORO BANDITS. These idiots are shameless greedy fools. NAIJA NA WA OOOOO.