- Mohammed Adoke has contracted COVID-19 in the United Arab Emirate (UAE)
- Adoke disclosed this on Tuesday, January 5
- However, the former minister of justice said he does not have any of the symptoms associated with the disease
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A former Nigerian attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, on Tuesday, January 5, revealed that he has contracted the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking with The Cable on Tuesday, the former minister who is facing trials over allegations bordering on financial corruption, also disclosed that he has travelled to Dubai for treatment.
Adoke said the test result came out just two days to his return trip to Nigeria, adding that at the moment, he is completely asymptomatic.
He, therefore, pleaded with fellow citizens to be cautious concerning the disease and follow all safety guidelines given by recognised health organisations.
“Two days to my return trip to Nigeria, I went for the mandatory COVID-19 test. A day to the trip, I got the result. It was positive, even though I did not have any symptoms. Immediately, I embarked on self-isolation as required by the protocol.
“I am due another test soon to know if I am COVID-free now so that I can return to Nigeria. I implore Nigerians to take this disease seriously. You cannot be too careful. Let us follow the guidelines released by the government. May God protect us from this plague.”
Before this, there was a mild drama at a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, September 7, during the hearing of the allegation of money laundering leveled against Adoke.
The court was stunned when a former bank chief, Rislanudeen Mohammad, serving as a star witness against Adoke said the transaction by the former attorney-general of the federation was “transparent and legitimate.”
Legit.ng gathered that Adoke and Aliyu Abubakar, a businessman, were re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on August 4, on an amended 14-count charge bordering on money laundering.
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