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Badeh, Ohakim Judges shun courts in solidarity for arrested colleagues

Cases involving Alex Badeh and Ikedi Ohakim was stalled as Federal High Court judges shunned courts in solidarity for arrested colleagues.

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Cross section of Nigerian Judges


Judges of the Federal High Court in Abuja shunned cases involving former Chief of General Staff, Alex Badeh, ex-governor, Ikedi Ohakim on Monday, October 10, 2016.

According to a report by Nation Newspapers, the judges refused to attend to cases in court as they show solidarity with Justice Adeniyi Ademola, who was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS).

While Ohakim is being tried before Justice Ademola on a three-count charge of money laundering and false asset declaration, Badeh and a company, Iyalikam Nigeria Limited are being tried before Justice Okon Abang for allegedly diverting about N1.4billion belonging to the Nigerian Air Force.

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Justice Adeniyi Ademola, the report revealed, sits in Court 7 of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Other cases include the case filed against the House of Representatives by Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company Limited (Shell).

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