- Mohammed Adoke, a former AGF on Monday, February 10, secured a N50 million bail
- The bail was granted by the Federal High Court in Abuja
- Justice Binta Nyako delivered the ruling after Adoke's arraignment by the EFCC
The embattled former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, Mohammed Adoke, has been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The court's decision was delivered by Justice Binta Nyako on Monday, February 10, after he was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The bail included N50 million and a surety in like sum, Channels TV reports.
The EFCC has filed a six-count charge against the former AGF bordering on money laundering and criminal diversion of funds.
Following this, Adoke has been released from the custody of the anti-graft commission.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Adoke was in a series of fresh troubles as the federal government has filed fresh charges against him.
The EFCC on Monday, February 10, arraigned Adoke on a seven-count charge at the Federal High Court in Abuja before Justice 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.
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.
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