BREAKING: Court Discharges, Acquits Adoke, Dismisses EFCC’s Case

BREAKING: Court Discharges, Acquits Adoke, Dismisses EFCC’s Case

  • Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, has been discharged and acquitted of money laundering charges
  • The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday, April 19, delivered the verdict during a hearing presided over by Justice Enyang Ekwo
  • According to the court, the EFCC failed to provide essential elements in the allegations levelled against Adoke

Abuja - The Federal High Court in Abuja has upheld the “no case” submission by Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, on charges of money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

During the hearing on Friday, April 19, the presiding judge, Inyang Ekwo, noted that the EFCC did not provide any evidence to prove the essential elements of the offence against Adoke.

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Mohammed Adoke
The ex-AGF is now free from all EFCC allegations against him
Source: UGC

Justice Ekwo, therefore, upheld the no-case submission, discharging and acquitting Adoke.

Before the ruling, the judge had stated held that the EFCC failed to establish a prima facie case against Adoke.

However, the judge ruled that Abubakar Aliyu, a property developer, the second defendant, has to open his defence because he has a case to answer on some of the charges against him, The Cable reports.

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

The development was contained in a letter addressed to Adoke's legal representatives with reference number CCF/112/R1221.19 dated March 9, 2020.

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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