Dasukigate: Justice Ademola withdraws from presiding over case

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(Last Updated On: 2016-10-18)

Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court Abuja has withdrawn from the trial of embattled former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

Ademola who announced his decision to withdraw from the trial before the court on Tuesday was among justices recently arrested by the Department of State Services, (DSS) over an alleged corruption.

He said the rationale behind his action was the allegations of corruption leveled against him by the DSS, which is the prosecution in the case.

Recalled that the DSS on October 7 raided Ademola’s house, and arrested him as it claimed that huge sums of money — foreign currencies — were found in his possession.

In response to the allegations, the judge written to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, claiming that he was being harassed and intimidated by the DSS for granting bail to Dasuki and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

 

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