An Abuja High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Justice Adeniyi Ademola and wife, Olabowale, in the sum of N50 million each and adjourned trial into their matter until Jan. 18.

The two were arraigned by Federal Government on 11-count of criminal conspiracy to receive gratification in various ways, contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Act 2000.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ademola was among the seven justices investigated after the sting operations carried out on Oct. 8 and Oct. 9 by the Department of State Services (DSS).

NAN also reports that Mrs Ademola is currently the Head of Service in Lagos State.

The Abuja High Court Judge, Justice Jude Okeke, granted them bail after hearing the application of motion on notice from their counsel, Dr Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN) and Chief Roberts Clarke (SAN) respectively.

Okeke admitted them to bail in the sum of N50 million each on self recognition and ordered that they deposit their international passports pending the conclusion of the trial.

At the last hearing, the prosecution leader, Segun Jegede, told the court that the prosecution
filed two charges.

He then applied for withdrawal of the 1st charge, saying that the 2nd charge, dated Dec. 1, was the authorised one in line with the obligation as stipulated in the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).

Jegede also told the court that the defendants were not served because the bailiff attempt was not successful as he was told that Ademola travelled to Lagos at that time.

He, therefore, applied to be given a date for adjournment and leave to affect a substituted serve on the defendants through their counsel as provided in Section 382(5) of the ACJA.

Jegede informed the court that Section 390 provides minimum of seven working days before the date certified on the notice.



Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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