A prosecution witness in the on-going trial of Justice Adeniyi Ademola, ASP Tanimu Jeremiah, has told the FCT High Court that only the President had powers to approve, for personal use, the type of gun found in Justice Adeniyi Ademola’s residence.
DAILY POST reports that the cash and firearms recovered from Ademola’s residence during the raid on his home by the Department of State Services (DSS) last year were tendered as evidences in court.
Tanimu said, “The law is clear about issuance of licence for this type of firearm (Avar magnum with capacity of eight rounds) for private use. Only the President reserves the right to approve application for licence for such firearm.
“But this was not so with Ademola’s situation,’’ he added.
Another witness, Mr. Awoyemi Adisa, an accountant with the Federal High Court tendered some documents on salaries and emolument of the first defendant (Ademola). .
Adisa informed the court that the consolidated annual salary for a federal judge was about N6.3 million.
He also told the court that the judges were given N5.3 furniture allowance in every four years, adding that the document covered 2009 and December 2016 financial year.
According to him, others welfare packages for judges included N305, 000 as medical allowance and a slot for an overseas trip once in a year.
Adisa said a total of 6, 300 US dollars was paid for the defendant’s overseas trip and for his medical allowance in 2016.
He also added that a total of N180, 474 was remitted to him as leave allowance for the out-gone year.
The witness further informed the court that a judge was entitled to a car advance worth N7.2 million repayable within 5 years.