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Court adjourns Justice Ademola, wife’s trial till January 18

13 December 2016, 19:01

Abuja - A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, Abuja, on Tuesday adjourned till January 18, 2017, the trial of a judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Justice Adeniyi Ademola and his wife, Olabowale, who is the Head of Service of Lagos State, Punch reports.

Justice Jude Okeke adjourned the case after the duo were granted bail in self-recognisance ‎on Tuesday.

Following the requests ‎by the defendants’ lawyers, ‎Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN) representing Justice Ademola and Robert Clarke (SAN), ‎representing the wife, the trial judge ordered the prosecution to serve the defendants’ statement on the defence lawyers before the next hearing date.

The defence lawyers had moved their clients’ bail applications after the defendants pleaded not guilty to the 11 counts preferred against them on Tuesday.

Ruling in the bail applications, Justice Okeke granted bail to the defendants in self-recognisance.

The court granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N50m each, totalling N100m for the two of them.

But since the bail was granted in self-recognisance, the two defendants were not required to produce sureties to guarantee their release.

The arraignment of suspended Federal High Court justice, Adeniyi Ademola and his wife Olubowale, the Head of Service of Lagos State over charges bordering on gratification has been stalled according to News24.

The Ademolas were scheduled for arraignment today before Justice Jude Okeke of an FCT High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja over a 15 count charge accusing them of “corruptly” receiving a total sum of N248 101 300 and $520 000 as gratifications from law firms and others between 2013 and 2016.

- News 24

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