The federal government on Monday formally filed a 15 count criminal charge against a Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adeniyi Francis Adetokunbo Ademola and his wife Mrs. Olabowale Toluwatope Ademola.
Ademola is one of the judges arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS)
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.
The duo were alleged to have committed the offences between Febuary 2014 and June 2016 contrary to Section 8 of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission Act , 2011 and Section 115 of the Penal Code Law .
The defendants allegedly received N30million from Messrs Joe Odey Agi Associates between 11th and 26th March 2015 and another N40million between 20th and 21 February 2014, Daily Trust reports.
According to the prosecution, Justice Adeniyi Ademola on 6th May 2013 received $520, 000 from Messrs Johnson & Johnson Solicitors and another N6 million between 25th of February and 16th April 2015 from Messrs Johnson & Johnson Solicitors.
Justice Adeniyi Ademola was alleged to have accepted N55.65million 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 N40million from Vertice Solutions Ltd as well as accepting another N47.6million from Acardian Energy Services Ltd.
The prosecution further alleged that Justice Adeniyi Ademola on 20th February 2014 accepted N34.08million from Omotayo Babafemi Aliyu and N4.77million from Lawan Suliaman between 21st February and 7th November 2014.
No date has been fixed for trial as the case is yet to be assigned to a Judge.