A witness in the corruption trial of Justice Adeniyi Ademola has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari gave the sum of N500,000 to the embattled Judge, while his certificate controversy was pending before Ademola.
Some persons had filed a suit, challenging Buhari’s candidacy prior to the 2015 elections, alleging the President had no secondary school certificate as required by law.
The witness said the money was given through Buhari’s former lawyer, Kola Awodeyin.
The witness, however, said he does not consider the money a bribe.
Ademola is being prosecuted by the Federal Government for alleged corruption.
He has denied the charges, and requested accelerated hearing at the trial in Abuja.
The federal judge is being prosecuted alongside his wife, Olubowale, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Joe Agi.