The office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) has accused Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja of accepting an N8million car as gratification from a lawyer, Joe Odey Agi.
Justice Ademola, 63, allegedly accepted “a BMW saloon 320i, valued at N8m” through his son, Ademide Ademola.
He is also accused of attempting to obtain N25m gratification from Sani Shaibu Teidi with a view to showing him favour.
Teidi, a former director, Pension Accounts Office, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, was charged before the judge in 2013 with alleged involvement in a pension scam.
The allegations are contained in a fresh charge filed against Justice Ademola and his wife, Olabowale by the office of the AGF, The Nation reports
The AGF accused the wife of accepting N30m on behalf of her husband from a law firm known as Messrs Joe Agi and Associates.
The planned arraignment of the couple before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama was stalled yesterday, owing to the inability of the prosecution to effect service of the charge on the defendants.Justice Okeke adjourned till Tuesday for arraignment.