The Federal Government on Tuesday did not oppose the bail applications filed by Justice Adeniyi Ademola of a Federal High Court in Abuja and his wife, Olabowale, who is the Head of Service of Lagos State.
This followed the arraignment of the duo before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama.
The couple were arraigned before Justice Jude Okeke on 11 counts, including being in possession of firearms without valid license, conspiracy to receive gratification and receiving gratification of N30 million from Joe Agi and Associates between March 11 and 26, 2015.
Shortly after the arraignment of the defendants, Justice Ademola’s lawyer, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), and another lawyer representing the wife of the judge, informed the court that they had filed their applications for bail.
In response, the prosecuting counsel, Segun Jegede, said he would not oppose the bail applictions, but urged the presiding judge to impose terms and conditions that would make the defendants attend their trial.
Jegede said: “In principle, we are not objecting to the applications given the circumstances of this case, the standing of the defendants and the rapidly approaching Christmas.