Corruption; FG applies to amend Charge

The Federal Government, yesterday, notified an Abuja High Court at Maitama of its intention to amend the 11-count criminal charge it preferred against Justice Ademola Adeniyi of the Federal High Court, Abuja and his wife, Olabowale.

Government lawyer, Mr. Segun Jegede, told the court that the charge would be amended to include Mr. Joe Agi, SAN, as the third defendant in the case.

Agi was alleged to have, on different dates, offered gratifications to Justice Ademola, including a car gift worth N8.5 million.

Federal Government told the court that Justice Ademola and his wife conspired and also received N30 million gratification from Mr. Agi, SAN, and Associates between March 11 and March 26, 2015.

Ademola was among the seven court judges arrested after a “sting operation” by the Department of State Service, DSS, between October 8 and 9, 2016.

The defendants were arraigned on December 13 and subsequently granted bail to the tune of N50m each.

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