A Federal High Court in Abuja has cleared Justice Adeniyi Ademola and his wife, Olabowale, of charges of corruption brought against them by the Attorney General of the Federation.
Ruling on a no case submission filed by the defendants, the trial judge, Justice Jude Okeke dismissed all the 18 count charge and consequently discharged the defendants.
In a ruling that lasted for about four hours, Justice Okeke held that the prosecution had not in any way linked the defendants with any of the 18 counts in the charge and as such there is no basis to call on the defendants to open their defence in the matter.
On the payment of thirty million naira by Agi into the account of Mrs Ademola, the court held that the prosecution and all the witnesses it called failed to show that the payment was a gratification in order to pervert the cause of justice.
Justice Ademola was among the judges arrested last October in a late night raid by the State Security Service.