- Additional charges have been filed against Mohammed Adoke by the EFCC
- However, the judge frowned at the late filing
- Adoke is being charged for money laundering offences involving over N400 million among others
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In efforts to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt, additional seven charges have been slammed against former attorney-general of the federation, Mohammed Adoke, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The court was informed of this new development by the prosecutor, Bala Sanga.
However, the trial judge, Justice Ekwo frowned at the late filing of the amended charge.
As a result of this, the case was adjourned till Tuesday, August 4.
The adjournment was based on the ground that the amended charges are yet to be sighted.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that 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.
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.
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