Judge Accused Of Corruption Withdraws From Dasuki’s Trial

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‎Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the federal high court has pulled out from the trial of former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

Justice Ademola was one of the seven judges who were arrested by the Department of State Security after their residences were raided on Saturday, October 8.

He announced his withdrawal from the trial on Tuesday, citing allegations of corruption against him by the DSS, which is the prosecution in the trial.

Recall that the DSS alleged that it found huge sums of money in various currencies at Ademola’s residence.






     

     

    The FHC judge, however, wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of Nigera, Mahmud Mohammed, giving his own version of the DSS invasion of his house.

    He alleged that the DSS operatives had forced him, at gun point, to sign the papers they presented to him.

    Ademola also said that he was convinced that his ‘persecution’ was because of the judgments he had given against the DSS in the suits involving Dasuki and Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the secessionist Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB.

    He also accused the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, of masterminding the whole scenario, as a way to get back at him over an old matter between the two.

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