Justice Ademola: Nigerian govt tenders bags of money, guns as exhibits
The Federal Government, on Wednesday, tendered into evidence, bags of cash, both foreign and local currencies that were allegedly recovered from Ademola during the raid on his home by the Department of State Services (DSS) last year.
The cash totaling about N39.5million and other items, were tendered before trial Justice Jude Okeke of an Abuja High Court sitting at Maitama, in a Ghana-Must-Go bag by the exhibit keeper of the DSS, Umar Ahmed.
Prosecution counsel, Barrister Segun Jegede through the exhibit keeper of the DSS, Umar Ahmed presented the items before Justice Jude Okeke of an FCT High Court.
The items include: two Avar Magnum pump action rifles; one pack of red head cartridges containing 25 pieces and 10 pieces of white head cartridges; and photocopy and original of two firearm licences.
Others are cash bundles of N1000 notes in three bags totalling N39.5 million. Also tendered are United States’ Dollar bills in 11 wraps of $100 bills, one wrap of $50 bills and 61 pieces of $100 bills and several pieces of $20, $10 and $5 bills all amounting to $121,279. He also tendered €4,400, £80 and 1000 Indian Rupees.
Without objection from all the defense counsels, the trial judge, Justice Okeke admitted the total of 15 items tendered through the witness as exhibits.
With the agreement of all counsels, the judge gave order that the cash recoveries be handed over to the Director of Litigation of the FCT High Court, Madugu Muhammad for safekeeping who should deposit same in the bank and provide evidence of the deposit to the court.
Trial continues Thursday and Friday.
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