The Senator representing the Bayelsa East constituency in the Senate, Ben
Murray-Bruce, has taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the
allegation that Buhari’s lawyers gave Justice Adeniyi Ademola half a
million naira gift has damaged Mr. President.
Murray-Bruce also said the N200m allegedly spent by the Secretary to the
Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, had damaged Buhari far more
than the opposition.
Taking to his verified Twitter handle, Murray-Bruce had tweeted that “The
so-called ‘gift’ to Justice Adeniyi Ademola by PMB’s lawyer and the SGF’s
grass cutter contract have damaged him far more than the opposition!”
It may be recalled that President Buhari had written the Senate in
response to the lawmakers’ indictment of Lawal, calling for his removal
The Senate’s call followed the interim report of its ad-hoc committee on
certain humanitarian crisis in the North East led by Shehu Sani, which
indicted Lawal for receiving N200m contract to clear “invasive plant
species” in Yobe State through a company, Rholavision Nigeria Limited.
Again, A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Joe Agi, who is being prosecuted
along with Justice Ademola of a Federal High Court, had told the
Department of the State Service that Buhari’s lawyer paid N500,000 to
Justice Ademola in 2015 at the time the judge was presiding over Buhari’s
Agi had claimed to the DSS investigator that the sum of N500,000 paid to
Justice Ademola by Awodein was not meant to be a bribe but a gift for the
wedding ceremony of the judge’s daughter.