- Adoke has asked the court to strike out his name from an ongoing trial
- The former minister has been accused of alleged abuse of office and money laundering by the EFCC
- According to Ozekhome, the application was filed on November 5 but was served on the prosecution on November 27
Another twist has emerged in the ongoing trial of Mohammed Adoke, a former attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice in Nigeria.
The former minister on Monday, December 2, asked a Federal Capital Territory(FCT) high court in Jabi to strike out his name from the ongoing trial, Premium Times reports.
He is accused of alleged abuse of office and money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to Mike Ozekhome, Adoke’s lawyer, while addressing the court, his client had filed an application seeking the removal of his name from the charge sheet.
He said the application was filed on November 5 but was served on the prosecution by the court bailiff on November 27.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that the arrest of Adoke, in Dubai was confirmed by Professor Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC).
Sagay said the arrest of Adoke by the International Crime Police Organisation (INTERPOL) is part of efforts by the government of Muhammadu Buhari to rid the country of corruption.
He said he is often amazed when some Nigerians wonder what the difference is in the fight against corruption between the governments of Buhari and others in the past.
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