Mohammed Adoke: Ex-AGF removed from Interpol's wanted list

Mohammed Adoke: Ex-AGF removed from Interpol's wanted list

- Interpol said former attorney general of the federation Mohammed Bello Adoke has been removed from its wanted list

- The organisation made this known in a letter addressed to Adoke's legal council, dated March 2020

- Adoke was arrested in Dubai on the request of EFCC after being fingered in a controversial OPL 245 deal in 2011

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Former Nigeria's attorney general of the federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke, has been removed from the wanted list of International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol).

According to The Cable, the development was contained in a letter addressed to Adoke's legal representatives with reference number CCF/112/R1221.19 dated March 9, 2020. recalls that the former AGF was apprehended on November 11, 2019, by the operatives of the Interpol in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Adoke was said to have travelled to the Arab state to receive treatment when he was arrested on the request of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Mohammed Adoke: Ex-AGF removed from Interpol's wanted list
Adoke was arrested in 2019 in Dubai on the request of EFCC after being fingered in controversial OPL 245 deal in 2011.
Source: UGC

He is fingered in the controversial OPL 245 deal executed by the federal government in 2011 under President Goodluck Jonathan's era.

But in the letter titled “Request concerning Mr Mohammed Bello Adoke,” Interpol announced that the former AGF has been cleared from its watch-list.

“The general secretariat of the International Criminal Police Organization-INTERPOL hereby certifies that, as of today, Mr Bello Adoke Mohammed, born on 01 September 1963, is not subject to an Interpol notice or diffusion.

“Insofar as you have provided the required documents, your request is admissible. We would like to inform you that the commission carried out the appropriate checks and that as of today, your client is not subject to an INTERPOL notice or diffusion,” part of the letter read.

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Meanwhile, reported that the governments of the United States on Tuesday, June 16, sanctioned six Nigerians over alleged cybercrime worth $6 million (approximately N2.3bn).

The sanction was announced in a statement released by the US secretary of state, Micheal Pompeo.

According to the information on the country's treasury department's website, the perpetrators of the fraud are between the ages of 32 and 37.

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