UPDATE: How Justice Ademola, Wife Took N597m Bribe – FG

The federal government has formally filed a 15 count criminal charge against a 63 year-old serving Judge of the federal High Court - Justice Adeniyi Francis Adetokunbo Ademola and his wife, Mrs. Olabowale Toluwatope Ademola age 59 years.
Justice Ademola is the grandson to the first Nigerian indigenous Chief Justice of the Federation, Sir Adetokunbo Adegboyega Ademola.

The criminal charge was filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and signed by Hajara Yusuf, a principal State Counsel, on behalf of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Alhaji Abubakar Malami SAN.

He and his wife are alleged to have committed the offences between Febuary 2014 and June 2016.

The defendants allegedly received N30,000,000 [N30million] from Messrs Joe Odey Agi Associates between 11th and 26th March 2015 and another N40million between 20th and 21st February 2014.

According to the prosecution, Justice Adeniyi Ademola on 6th May 2013 received $520,000 from Messrs Johnson & Johnson Solicitors and another N6million between 25th of February and 16th April 2015 from Messrs Johnson & Johnson Solicitors.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola was alleged to have accepted N55,650,000 from Messrs G.T. J Ademola & Co between 5th January and 23rd June 2016.

It was further alleged that Justice Adeniyi Ademola on 20th February 2014 accepted N40,000,000 from Vertice Solutions Ltd as well as accepting another N47,600,000 from Acardian Energy Services Ltd.

The prosecution further alleged that Justice Adeniyi Ademola on 20 February 2014 accepted N34,080,000 from Omotayo Babafemi Aliyu and N4,771,300 from Lawan Suliaman between 21st February and 7th November 2014.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola was also alleged to have accepted N30,000,000 from Messrs Joe Odey Agi Associates between 20th and 21 st February 2014.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola was one of the serving Judges who was arrested on 8th October, 2016 by DSS. The case is yet to be assigned to a Judge.