Mohammed Adoke: Abuja court orders detention of former AGF over alleged fraud

Mohammed Adoke: Abuja court orders detention of former AGF over alleged fraud

- A federal capital territory high court has ordered Mohammed Adoke, a former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), to remain in the custody of the EFCC for 14 days

- The court gave the order to allow the anti-graft commission to complete its investigation into the allegations against Adoke

- The decision of the court is sequel to a request by the EFCC

A former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, Mohammed Adoke, is to remain in the EFCC custody for 14 days following an order by the federal capital territory high court.

Channels TV reports that the court issued the order to allow the anti-graft commission to complete its investigation into the allegations against Adoke. The decision of the court was sequel to a request by the EFCC.

Adoke was on Thursday, December, 19, handed over to the EFCC by International Police Organisation (INTERPOL) for his alleged involvement in the granting of the Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 245 to Shell and ENI.

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Mohammed Adoke: Abuja court orders detention of former AGF over alleged fraud

Former minister of justice and attorney general of the federation, Mohammed Adoke inside the EFCC’s bus at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, credits: Channels TV
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Immediately he arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at about 3:40pm he was whisked away from the foot of the aircraft by security operatives and taken to the office of Interpol in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Meanwhile, Nigeria's Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) on Thursday, December 19, said he could not confirm reports that his predecessor had returned to Nigerian from Dubai and was arrested on the spot.

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Daily Trust reports that Abubakar Malami while speaking during a media parley in his office said he was yet to be officially briefed on Mohammed Adoke's matter.

He also said that reacting to the matter could be subjudice as it was inappropriate for him to do such.

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