Thursday, August 8, 2019
Advertisement

A’court affirms Justice Ademola’s acquittal, strikes out FG’s appeal

A’court affirms Justice Ademola’s acquittal, strikes out FG’s appeal
December 18
08:20 2018
Advertisement

The Abuja court of appeal has dismissed the federal government’s suit challenging the discharge of Adeniyi Ademola, a retired judge of the federal high court, Olubowale, his wife, and Joe Agi, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), from fraud charges.

On April 5, a high court in FCT dismissed an 18-count charge bordering on allegations of gratification to influence cases.

The charges were filed by the office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) following the raid on some judges’ home by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) in October 2016.

According to NAN, Olabisi Ige, while delivering judgment on Monday, said the notice of appeal filed by the government “was unmeritorious”.

He held that it was not the place of the law to interfere with a decision of the trial court without substantial reasons.

“From the notice of appeal, no mention was made on this aspect which means that the appellant is satisfied with the striking down of Sections 53 and 60 of the ICPC act,” Ige said.

“Having not appealed against the striking down of sections 53 and 60 of the ICPC Act, the decision of the trial court subsists. All the three issues brought for the court to decide are hereby ruled against the appellant and the appeal is struck out for lacking in merit.

“The ruling of justice Jude Okeke of the FCT high court delivered on April 5 is hereby affirmed.”

The court said going by the government’s appeal, it would amount to asking the defendants to prove their innocence contrary to the constitution.

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

BBM CHANNEL C0038F78B
WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2019 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement
Advertisement

Exchange Rates

NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
August 08, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement