A witness in the corruption trial of Justice Adeniyi Ademola
has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari gave the embattled judge
N500,000 while his certificate controversy was pending before Mr.
Some persons had filed a suit challenging Mr. Buhari’s candidacy
prior to the 2015 elections, alleging the president had no secondary
school certificate as required by law.
The witness said the money was given through Mr. Buhari’s former lawyer, Kola Awodeyin.
The witness, however, said he does not consider the money a bribe.
Mr. Ademola is being prosecuted by the Nigerian government for
alleged corruption. He has denied the charges and requested accelerated
hearing at the trial in Abuja.
The federal judge is being prosecuted alongside his wife, Olubowale, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Joe Agi.