How we transferred N30m to Justice Ademola’s Wife’s Account – Witnesses

Ebun Francis

The trial of Justice Adeniyi Ademola, his wife Olabowale Ademola, and a senior lawyer, Mr Joe Agi, continued on Wednesday in Abuja with the prosecution calling three more witnesses.

Three witnesses who are staff of Zenith and Guarantee Trust Bank gave accounts of how 30 million naira was allegedly transferred from Mr Agi’s corporate account into the personal account of Mrs Ademola with documents to show how the funds were transferred.

‎In her testimony, the first witness, Mrs Fatima Sani, said that Justice Ademola demanded 25 million from her through a proxy while her husband, Dr. Sani Shaibu, a former Director of Pension Accounts in the office of the Head of Service, was standing trial before him in a case of missing 5.7 billion naira pension funds.

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The two other witnesses from Zenith and Guarantee Trust Bank also testified to the financial transactions between Mr Agi and Mrs Ademola.

The lawyer to Mrs Ademola, Mr Robert Clarke, consequently dismissed the allegations against his client, saying the prosecution has failed to establish any case against her.

The prosecution, Mr Segun Jegede, however, insisted that he has six more witnesses to call in order to prove his case against the accused persons.

Justice Jude Okeke, after taking the testimonies of the witnesses adjourned the case to February 8, 9 and 10.