By CrossRiverWatch Admin
The Federal Government has fingered Barrister Joe Agi (SAN) as one of the beneficiaries of the alleged Justice Adeniyi Ademola cash-for-justice case claiming he bribed the embattled Justice to the tune of at least 160 million Naira.
This information was contained in a court document with 15 charges prepared by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation against Justice Ademola and his wife Mrs. Olabowale Ademola, who is the current Head of Service in Lagos State named as an accomplice.
The defendants according to the charges are accused of receiving bribes from Messrs Joe Odey Agi and associates between 2013 to 2016 up to the tune of 160 million Naira in Charges number 1,2,3,4 and 12.
1) N30 Million from Messrs Joe Odey Agi Associates.
2) N40 million from Messrs Joe Odey Agi Associates.
3) N30 Million from Messrs Joe Agi Associates.
4) N30 Million from Messrs Joe Agi Associates.
12) N30 Million from Messrs Joe Odey Agi Associates.
The charges prepared by Hajara Yusuf on behalf of the Attorney General were filed at the high Court of the Federal Capital Territory.
However, efforts to reach Barrister Agi fro comments proved futile as his phone was switched off as at press time.
Justice Ademola, a federal high court judge was arrested on October 8, 2016 alongside several other members of the bench in an operation by Nigeria’s secret police in what it says is a move to cleanse the judiciary.
Agi is currently in court with Cross River Governor, Senator Ben Ayade in a pre election case of perjury and alleged falsification of age which the Supreme Court has set aside December 9, 2016 for a ruling on the matter.
CrossRiverWatch political editor Ushang Ewa says the report of the bribery allegations will come as a relieve to a tensed Ayade’s camp which until now has resorted to prayers, rallies and solidarity visits to cushion their fears of a nightmare on December 9.
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