EXPOSED: Untold story of President Buhari’s certificate forgery

EXPOSED: Untold story of President Buhari’s certificate forgery

The corruption trial of Justice Ademola Adeniyi on Tuesday took a new twist at the Federal High Court Abuja as an operative of the Department of State Services (DSS) made shocking revelations regarding President Muhammadu Buhari’s certificate forgery.

Babatunde Adepoju, a Department of State Services (DSS) operative, alleged that Kola Adewoyin, counsel to President Muhammadu Buhari, gave Adeniyi Ademola, a judge of the federal high court Abuja, N500,000 while the president’s certificate forgery case was before him. However, purpose of the money he said he does not know.

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“The lawyer gave Justice Ademola N500,000. In my opinion, it would be speculative to say the gift by President Buhari’s lawyer was a bribe to Justice Ademola. It is not a bribe,” he said

Ademola is one of the eight judges arrested by the DSS in late 2016. He is currently standing trial alongside Olubowale, his wife, and Joe Agi, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Speaking further, Adepoju told the court that Agi told him that the money was given to Ademola during the wedding of the judge’s daughter. He also said Agi admitted that a gift of N30million was given to Ademola.

Recall that an Abuja-based lawyer Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe had filed a suit to challenge the veracity of Buhari’s WAEC result. In his suit, he held that the President was not qualified to contest for the highest office in Nigeria.

At the hearing of the suit on May 26, 2016, Buhari through his counsel had raised an objection to the suit, challenging the mode of service of the originating summons on him.

He insisted that he ought to have been served at an address in Kaduna instead of by substituted means at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.

However, Justice Ademola, in his ruling, had held that it was incompetent and upheld the service of the originating court processes on Buhari.

The judge held that the service of the court’s processes on the president through the secretariat of the APC was in order as the court summons would get to him even though it was delivered at his party secretariat.

Dissatisfied with this ruling, Buhari through his legal team has filed a notice of appeal at the court of appeal, Abuja judicial division on seven grounds of appeal.
Buhari had hired 13 SANs, and 10 other counsels.

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