- The EFCC carried out a raid in the house of Mohammed Adoke as part of investigation into the Malabu oil scam
- According to the former attorney-general of the federation, the anti-graft agency broke in without a warrant
- He claimed no incriminating evidence was found
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has raided the house of former attorney-general of the federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke as part of investigation into the $1.3 billion Malabu oil scam.
The scam involved the payment made to Malabu Oil and Gas for the procurement of one of Nigeria’s richest oil fields, OPL 245 by Shell and Eni, which was then reportedly used to bribe Nigerian politicians and intermediaries who helped to secure the controversial deal.
An investigation by the BBC revealed that former president, Goodluck Jonathan received $200 and that the oil field which was given out at $1.3 billion was actually worth $500 billion.
Jonathan has denied receiving any payment in spite of the report and blamed it on enemies jealous of his rising international profile.
The Punch reports that the EFCC as part of the investigation into the deal raided Adoke’s house in Kano on Wednesday, April 12.
In a statement by the former attorney-general, the EFCC broke down his doors without a warrant but said nothing incriminating was found.
He said: “Some EFCC operatives today raided the house of former AGF and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN). They found nothing after breaking down the doors of his residence in Kano.
“There was no evidence of a search warrant but they broke down some doors, searched everywhere and the roof. No information on the actual mission of the operatives. This invasion is without deference to the ongoing cases in court against the ex-AGF.”
Mr. Wilson Uwujaren who is the spokesperson of the EFCC confirmed that the anti-graft agency carried out a search in Adoke’s house.
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