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FG Arraigns Justices Adeniyi & Ademola on 15 counts of corruption

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The Attorney General of the Federation has slammed a 15-count charge of criminal conspiracy to receive gratification and money laundering on Justice Adeniyi Francis Adetokunbo Ademola.

The charge on Justice Ademola was instituted in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in the Abuja Judicial Division holden at Abuja.

Recall that Ademola was one of the judges arrested by the Department of State Security [DSS] during the nationwide raid on judges between October 8 and 9, 2016.

The statement of offense signed by the Principal State Counsel, Hajara H Yusuf for the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation, Ademola reads as follows:

 

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IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY

IN THE ABUJA JUDICIAL DIVISION

HOLDEN AT ABUJA

INFORMATION NO:CR/……………………

BETWEEN:                                           

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA……………………………..COMPLAINANT

AND 

1. ADENIYI FRANCIS ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA………………DEFENDANTS

2. OLABOWALE TOLUWATOPE ADEMOLA

At the court session Holden at Abuja on the………day of………………….2016, the High Court of the  Federal Capital Territory is informed by the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation pursuant to Sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 that you, ADENIYI FRANCIS ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA and OLABOWALE TOLUWATOPE ADEMOLA are charged with the following offences:

COUNT ONE 

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Criminal Conspiracy to Receive gratification contrary to Section 26(1) (c) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under Section 26 (1) of the same Law.  

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

ADENIYI FRANCIS ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA ‘M’ and OLABOWALE TOLUWATOPE ADEMOLA ‘F’ between 11th and 26th March 2015, in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, conspired to receive  from Messrs Joe Agi and Associates through  a bank account number 201/ 110160/1/1/0 domiciled at GT Bank PLC the total sum of Thirty Million Naira, (NGN 30,000,000.00) and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 26(1)(c) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under section 26 (1) of the same Law. 

COUNT TWO

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Receiving Gratification, contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under section 8(1) (a) (ii) of  the same Law. 

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

That you Adeniyi Francis Adetokunbo Ademola, adult male, 63 years  and Ademola Olabowale Toluwalope  female, 59 years  of No 32, Samuel Ogbemudia Crescent, Apo Zone E, Abuja, FCT between the  11th March 2015 and 26th March 2015, in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, corruptly received from Messrs Joe Agi and Associates, through Ademola Olabowale Toluwalope’s bank account number 201/ 110160/1/1/0  domiciled at GT Bank PLC  the total sum of Thirty Million Naira, (NGN 30,000,000.00) in order to influence the discharge of the official duties of Adeniyi Francis Adetokunbo Ademola as a Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, contrary to Section 8 (1) of the  Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences  Act, 2000.

COUNT THREE

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Receiving Gratification, contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under section 8(1) (a) (ii) of  the same Law. 

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

ADENIYI FRANCIS ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA, adult male, 63 years of age, of No 32, Samuel Ogbemudia Crescent, Apo Zone E, Abuja,FCT on or about the 6th day of May 2013at Abuja  within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in your capacity as a Public Servant, corruptly received from the Law Firm of Messrs Johnson & Johnson Solicitors, the sum of Five Hundred and Twenty Thousand United State Dollars ($520,000.00) as gratification in the exercise of your official functions as a judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000.

COUNT NINE

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Receiving Gratification, contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under section 8(1) (a) (ii) of  the same Law

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

ADENIYI FRANCIS ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA,adult male, 63 years of age, of No 32, Samuel Ogbemudia Crescent, Apo Zone E, Abuja,FCT between the 25th day of February 2015 and the 16th day of April 2015 atAbuja  within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in your capacity as a Public Servant, accepted from the Law Firm of Messrs Oshodi, Oshodi & Co, the sum of Six Million Naira (NGN 6,000,000.00) as gratification in the exercise of your official functions as a judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeriaand thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

COUNT TEN

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE 

Receiving Gratification, contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under section 8(1) (a) (ii) of  the same Law

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

ADENIYI FRANCIS ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA, adult male, 63 years of age, of No 32, Samuel Ogbemudia Crescent, Apo Zone E, Abuja,FCT,between 5TH January  and 23rd June 2016 atAbuja,  within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in your capacity as a Public Servant, corruptly received from the Law Firm of Messrs G.T.J Ademola & Co, the sum of Fifty Five Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira  (NGN 55,650,000. 00) as gratification,  in the exercise of your official functions  as a judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

COUNT ELEVEN

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Receiving Gratification, contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under section 8(1) (a) (ii) of  the same Law

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

ADENIYI FRANCIS ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA, adult male, 63 years of age, of No 32, Samuel Ogbemudia Crescent, Apo Zone E, Abuja,FCT,on the 20th day of February 2014 at Abuja,  within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in your capacity as a Public Servant, corruptly received from Vertice Solutions Ltd,the total sum of Forty Million Naira (NGN 40,000,000.00)as gratification in the exercise of your official functions  as a judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 

COUNT TWELVE

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Receiving Gratification, contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under section 8(1) (a) (ii) of  the same Law

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

ADENIYI FRANCIS ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA, adult male, 63 years of age, of No 32, Samuel Ogbemudia Crescent, Apo Zone E, Abuja,FCT,on the 20th day of February 2014 atAbuja,  within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in your capacity as a Public Servant, corruptly received from Acardian Energy Services Ltd, the total sum of Forty-Seven Million Six Hundred Thousand Naira (NGN 47,600,000.00)as gratification  in the exercise of your official functions  as a judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

COUNT THIRTEEN

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Receiving Gratification, contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under section 8(1) (a) (ii) of  the same Law

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

ADENIYI FRANCIS ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA, adult male, 63 years of age, of No 32, Samuel Ogbemudia Crescent, Apo Zone E, Abuja,FCT,between the 20th and 21st day of February 2014 atAbuja,  within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in your capacity as a Public Servant, corruptly received from Omotayo Babafemi Aliyu the total sum of Thirty-Four Million and Eighty Thousand Naira (NGN 34,080,000.00) as gratification in the exercise of your official functions  as a judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

COUNT FOURTEEN

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Receiving Gratification, contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under section 8(1) (a) (ii) of  the same Law. 

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

ADENIYI FRANCIS ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA, adult male, 63 years of age, of No 32, Samuel Ogbemudia Crescent, Apo Zone E, Abuja,FCT,between the 21st day of February and 7th day of November 2014 at Abuja,  within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in your capacity as  a Public Servant, corruptly received from  Lawan Sulaiman  the total sum of Four Million Seven Hundred And Seventy-One Thousand Three Hundred Naira (NGN4,771,300.00) as gratification in the exercise of your official functions  as a judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act.

COUNT FIFTEEN

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Receiving Gratification, contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under section 8(1) (a) (ii) of  the same Law.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

ADENIYI FRANCIS ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA, adult male, 63 years of age, of No 32, Samuel Ogbemudia Crescent, Apo Zone E, Abuja, FCT, between the 20th and 21st day of February 2014 at Abuja,  within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in your capacity as a Public Servant, corruptly received from Messrs Joe Odey Agi Associates the sum of Thirty Million Naira (NGN30,000,000.00) as gratification  in the exercise of your official functions as a judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section  8(1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

COUNT TEN

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Money laundering contrary to Section 15 (2)(c)of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011(as Amended) and punishable under section 15(3) of the same Law.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

ADENIYI FRANCIS ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA, adult male, 63 years of age, of No 32, Samuel Ogbemudia Crescent, Apo Zone E, Abuja, FCT, on  24th  day of February 2014 at Abuja,  within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in your capacity as a Public Servant transferred the sum of One Hundred and Seventy Five Million Naira (N175,000,000) from account number 206/174191/1/2/0 domiciled at Guarantee Trust Bank to Donparker Properties which sum forms the proceeds of an unlawful act and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15 (2) (c)of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011(as Amended).

Hajara H Yusuf

Principal State Counsel

For: Honourable Attorney General of the Federation

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY

IN THE ABUJA JUDICIAL DIVISION

HOLDEN AT ABUJA

                                                       INFORMATION NO: CR/……………………

BETWEEN:                                           

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA……………………………..COMPLAINANT

AND

 

1. ADENIYI FRANCIS ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA………………DEFENDANTS

2. OLABOWALE TOLUWATOPE ADEMOLA

PROOF OF EVIDENCE

 

A Copy of Charge

List of witnesses and a summary of anticipated evidence

List of Exhibits

Written Statement of the Defendants 

Dated this………………………..Day of…………………….2016 

HAJARA H. YUSUF

PRINCIPAL STATE COUNSEL

FOR: HONOURABLE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY

IN THE ABUJA JUDICIAL DIVISION

HOLDEN AT ABUJA

                                                       INFORMATION NO: CR/……………………

BETWEEN:                                           

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA……………………………..COMPLAINANT

AND 

1. ADENIYI FRANCIS ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA………………DEFENDANTS

2. OLABOWALE TOLUWATOPE ADEMOLA

LIST OF WITNESSES AND SUMMARY OF THEIR EVIDENCE

 

S/NO NAME AND ADDRESS OF WITNESS SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE OF WITNESS

1. BabatundeAdepoju To testify on the defendant’s voluntary statement

2. George Inyang To testify on the Link Chart

3. GT Bank PLC Staff To testify on the statement of account of Defendants   

Dated this……….……Day of………………………………2016 

HAJARA H. YUSUF (MRS)

PRINCIPAL STATE COUNSEL

FOR: HONOURABLE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THEFEDERATION 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY

IN THE ABUJA JUDICIAL DIVISION

HOLDEN AT ABUJA

                                                       INFORMATION NO: CR/……………………

BETWEEN:                                           

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA……………………………..COMPLAINANT

AND

 

1. ADENIYI FRANCIS ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA………………DEFENDANTS

2. OLABOWALE TOLUWATOPE ADEMOLA

LIST OF EXHIBITS

Statements of the Defendants

Bank Account Statements of the Defendants

Video CDs of the defendants interview

Link Chart Analysis of Monies Received and Transferred by the Defendants 

Any other evidence that may be required at the trial 

Dated this ……………..Day of …………………………..2016 

HAJARA H. YUSUF (MRS)

PRINCIPAL STATE COUNSEL

FOR: HONOURABLE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION

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