Mohammed Adoke gets permission to travel abroad for medical check up

Mohammed Adoke gets permission to travel abroad for medical check up

- The Federal High Court in Abuja has continued the hearing of an alleged money laundering case involving a former minister, Mohammed Adoke

- The judge has explained why he granted permission to the accused to travel out of the country

- The court disclosed when Adoke is expected to return to Nigeria

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A former minister of justice, Mohammed Adoke, has been permitted by a Federal High Court in Abuja to travel to the United Arab Emirate (UAE) for treatment.

Adoke is currently facing a money laundering charge involving him and a businessman, Aliyu Abubakar, The Guardian reported.

Mohammed Adoke gets permission to travel abroad for medical check up
Adoke served as the minister of justice under the Jonathan administration Photo: @officialEFCC
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which charged the former minister to court through its lawyer, Bala Sanga had objected to the application by Adoke’s counsel, Kanu Agabi.

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But the court on Friday, December 11, ruled that it was within its jurisdiction to grant the application on medical grounds.

According to Vanguard, Justice Ekwo asked the EFCC to release the passport of the accused to enable him to travel from December 15 and return on January 10.

The court also instructed Adoke to return the international passport to the court within two days of his return from the foreign trip.

The judge adjourned the matter until January 11 for trial continuation.

Meanwhile, Vanguard has reported that Faisal, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, the former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) has been arrested.

According to the report, Faisal was apprehended by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operatives on Wednesday night, December 9.

The anti-graft agency confirming the arrest of Maina's son to the court on Thursday, December 10, noted that the 21-year-old had jumped since June 24, 2020.

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In another report, Abdulrasheed Maina on Thursday, December 10, collapsed before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja during his trial.

According to the Tribune, Maina fainted when his lawyer, Anayo Adibe, was addressing the court before Justice Okon Abang who is presiding over his case at exactly 10:05 am.

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