- Former AGF Mohammed Adoke has found himself in another circle of trouble with the EFCC
- The anti-graft commission on Monday, February 10, filed a new set of charges against Adoke
- The former AGF was said to have about N900 million paid into his account contrary to the money laundering prohibition act
A former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Mohammed Adoke is in a series of fresh troubles as the federal government has filed fresh charges against him.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, February 10, arraigned Adoke on a seven-count charge at the Federal High Court in Abuja before Justice Binta Nyako.
In his allegation, the anti-graft agency's prosecuting counsel, Bala Sanga, said that in violation of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, payments both in naira and dollar totalling about N900 million were made into the former AGF's accounts sometime in 2013.
However, through the leader of his legal team, Kanu Agabi, Adoke pleaded not guilty to the charges instituted against him by the EFCC.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Adoke appeared in the Gwagwalada division of the high court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Wednesday, January 22, for his trial. Adoke will be facing a 42 count charge on money laundering filed against him by the EFCC.
The former AGF would be tried alongside six other accused persons in relation to the $1.09b settlement agreement on Malabu Oil Block.
Among respondents in the application filed by the commission are Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited (ENI), Shell Nigeria Ultra Deep Limited, Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company Limited, Malabu Oil and Gas Limited, Aliyu Abubakar and Rasky Gbinigie.
Adoke would be arraigned on a 12-count charge alongside one Aliyu Abubakar, Rasky Gbinigie, as well as Malabu Oil and Gas Limited by the EFCC.
The commission had concluded all its plans to arraign the former AGF after it filed the charge sheet which also listed Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited, Shell Nigeria Ultra Deep Limited, and Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company Limited as defendants.
Also filed before a Federal High Court in Abuja was a seven-count against Adoke and Abubakar over the role the minister played in the controversial Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) 245, popularly referred to as Malabu oil scam.
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