Discharge of Justice Ademola, Wife & Agi: Matters Arising – Ozekhome SAN


Justice Adeniyi Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court,Abuja,has just been discharged by an FCT High Court,Abuja,coram Justice Jude Okeke,  after a no case submission by his defence counsel.

His wife,Olubowale and Mr Joe Agi,SAN,with whom he was tried,were equally discharged.This is an obviously laughable and anti-climax after   all the “gra gra”,grand standing,posturing,rabble rousing and wanton degradation of the judiciary by their transducers.

This discharge,after the horrific humiliation of Justice Ademola,whose home was savagely invaded by rampaging,masked and hooded DSS operatives,between the ungodly and unholy hours of 12 mid night to 5am! Windows and doors were bestially broken down and the Judge whisked off like a common criminal inside a pick up van.

We were told to shut up,not to complain, because the government was   fighting the monster called corruption. Never mind that the inner corridors and dark recesses of the same government reek and stink of putrid and  horrendous corruption,with the very government rising up on each occasion to defend its corrupt  officials.

A case of wanting to sweep your neighbour’s house clean when ur own house is dirty and stinking. A clear case of attempting to remove the mole from your neighbour’s eye when a log is embedded in yours.Justice Ademola was forced to abdicate his judicial functions.

It was argued by the anti- corruption revisionists and tyrannical dictators led by the  never accountable Presidential Anti-Corruption Advisory Committee (that has since usurped the powers of the Attorney General  of the Federation under section 174 of the 1999 Constitution ), and who are using  the anti corruption mantra to settle scores and  overwhelm and suffocate opposition,dissenting voices and critical segments of the society,that the DSS  could never err.

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They stood logic on its head, bastardised the  Constitution and our  corpus juris.They even extended DSS’s internal security functions to include fighting corruption,if need be,in our matrimonial bedrooms and breaking down houses of suspects who did not even resist arrest.Justice Ademola ‘s wife was promptly sacked as Head of Service of Lagos state government.

They were convicted and punished them unheard. Even God Himself,being ever so omniscient and omnipotent,did not do that to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden,notwithstanding that He had already seen them committing the offence of eating of the forbidden fruit.He still gave them a fair hearing before punishing them.Justice Ademola and other judges of the Supreme Court were tried and convicted in the media by the DSS and EFCC and adjudged guilty in the Court of public opinion,even without  trial.

The Anglo-Saxon criminal justice system which is accusatorial,ie, presumption of innocence,rather than guilt,was discarded for the French model which is inquisitorial. We were inundate

d with outright lies and shameless falsehood  that the DSS could never err because it was fighting corruption. The same DSS is now being crudely vilified by  the same anti-democratic,anti-rule of law elements for indicting Magu twice in its damning reports.Suddenly, DSS is corrupt,lacks integrity and such   balderdash.

EFCC has shown itself to be an expert in procuring  cheap ex parte injunctions against innocent souls whose accounts and properties are brazenly frozen and attached without the owners’ knowledge.When the real trial commences, their legal hollowness and emptiness stare them in their opaque and vindictive faces.

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Ademola’s discharge without even being called upon to defend himself,is a great and bitter lesson to this government that is fast descending into the abyss of fascism,dictatorship, tyranny and absolutism,through the cheap,self-serving,low  quality advice of its minders;that the fundamental rights of Nigerians remain inalienable and inviolable;that the  judiciary and rule of law remain necessary indispensable  concomitants and corollary adjuncts of  constitutional  democracy which we operate.

That rule of Law,rather than rule of the thumb and brute force,is what determines the success or otherwise of democracy.

To remove the odious and negative tar of shame,odium  and obloquy on these respected members of the society,the EFCC and federal government must make restitution by  tendering a public apology immediately to Justice Ademola,his wife and Mr Joe Agi,SAN.

The NJC should immediately recall justice Ademola to commence sitting  on the Bench.The Lagos state government should  immediately recall Ademola’s wife to her post.We must be careful not to derail this hard won democracy,which some of us used the best part of our youth fighting for and are still fighting for.Those currently running and ruining the country were nowhere to be found then.

They comfortably hid behind their wives’ backs.Like Roman’s Emperor Nero, they enjoyed and pursued triffles while  their country’s edifice burnt.

Chief Mike Ozekhome , SAN,

Constitutional Lawyer and Human Rights Activist.

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