Buhari gave ‘corrupt’ Nigerian judge N500,000 during his certificate controversy, witness tells court . . A witness in the corruption trial of Justice Adeniyi Ademola has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari gave the embattled judge N500,000 while his certificate controversy was pending before Mr. Ademola. . . Some persons had filed a suit challenging Mr. 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 Mr. Buhari’s former lawyer, Kola Awodeyin. The witness, however, said he does not consider the money a bribe. . . Mr. Ademola is being prosecuted by the Nigerian government for alleged corruption. He has denied the charges and requested accelerated hearing at the trial in Abuja‎. He is being prosecuted alongside his wife, Olubowale, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Joe Agi.

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