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Nigerian govt fails to arraign senior judge accused of corruption.

The Federal Government on Monday failed to arraign a judge of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, Adeniyi Ademola.

 

The office of the Attorney General had planned to arraign Mr. Ademola at a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on Monday, but failed to do so because the judge was yet to be served with the originating summons for his trial.

 

Mr. Ademola, alongside his wife, Olubowale, is facing a 15-count charge of alleged fraud and abuse of office.

 

He is among the seven judges whose homes were raided by operatives of the State Security Service on October 7.

 

Counsel to the Federal Government, Segun Jegede, told the trial judge, Jude Okeke, that the summons for the trial had not been served to the defendants.

 

He applied for leave of court to pass the originating summons to the defendants through their lawyer.

 

The application was granted and the case was adjourned till December 13.

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