Ademola, controversial high court judge, suddenly retires

Adeniyi Ademola, a judge of the federal high court, has retired from the Bench.

According to Channels Television, Ademola submitted his resignation letter to the National Judicial Council (NJC) on Wednesday.

Ademola, who presided over some criminal cases before tendering his letter, failed to detail the reason(s) for his decision.

In April, Ademola and his wife were cleared of an 18-count corruption charge and illegal possession of firearm by an Abuja high court.

The Department of State Services (DSS) had raided the Abuja residence of Ademola in October 2016, testifying subsequently that N38m, two pump action rifles, and some foreign currencies were recovered during the exercise.

The Abuja high court, however, ruled that the DSS lacked concrete evidence to prove the allegation against Ademola.

He was subsequently recalled by the NJC and resumed sitting on June 7.

SOURCE: The Cable