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former Governor of Jigawa State, SULE LAMIDO,

Judge declines request to return Lamido’s trial to Justice Ademola

Justice BABATUNDE QUADRI of the Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed an application by a former Governor of Jigawa State, SULE LAMIDO, requesting that his trial be returned to the former trial judge, Justice ADENIYI ADEMOLA.

Rejecting LAMIDO’s request in his ruling, Justice QUADRI held that it would better serve the interest of justice and public peace not to return the case to Justice ADEMOLA.

Recall that Justice ADEMOLA, his wife, OLUBOWALE , and LAMIDO’s lead counsel, JOE AGI, SAN, were jointly prosecuted before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory by the Federal Government but were exonerated of all the 18 counts preferred against them on April 5, 2017.

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice IBRAHIM AUTA, had re-assigned the case to Justice QUADRI when Justice ADEMOLA was on suspension as a result of the joint trial.

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