justice Adeniyi Ademola

A former Director, Pension Accounts, Office the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Sani Shaibu Teidi, who was arraigned before Justice Adeniyi Ademola at the Federal High Court, Abuja, in 2013, the Executive Secretary of the National Judicial Council (NJC) and the Chief Registrar of the Federal High Court are to testify for the prosecution in the trial of the judge and two others.

They were listed among the 14 witnesses that the prosecution plans to call in the trial slated for January 16 before Justice Jude Okeke of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama, Abuja.

Teidi’s wife, Fatimah, one of his associates, Prince Faboro and five officials of GTB Plc and Zenith Bank Plc are also listed as prosecution witnesses in court documents sighted by The Nation in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to the court documents, Teidi, his wife and Faboro are expected to give evidence in support of the charge against Justice Ademola that he (the judge) allegedly attempted to obtain N25m gratification from Teidi while he (Teidi) was being tried by the judge in 2013.

Teidi, now being tried by another judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja, over his alleged involvement in a pension scam, had raised similar allegation against Justice Ademola in a petition earlier written by his wife to the NJC.

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