Justice Adeniyi Ademola, one of the federal judges arrested and released by the Department of State Security, DSS, has withdrawn from the trial of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA). Ademola resigned from the case on the pretext that his recent arrest was premised on the bail he granted Dasuki and Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
“I’m sure you are conversant with what is going on the last seven days. One of the allegations being made against me is that I received some money from Sambo Dasuki,” Ademola reportedly said.
“This is the allegation of the DSS. I thought I should tell the counsel what is being said. Before I announce my decision let me ask the defendant (Dasuki) some questions.”
The judge was also said to have asked Dasuki if he gave him a bribe or any of his relatives, to which Dasuki said “No”.