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Court Grants EFCC’s Request To Detain Adoke For 14 Days Over $1.1bn Malabu Oil Scam

Mohammed Adoke will be in EFCC custody for 14 days pending his investigation and trial.

Court Grants EFCC's Request To Detain Adoke For 14 Days Over $1.1bn Malabu Oil Scam 1

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja, has granted permission to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to detain the immediate-past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, for 14 days.

This is coming after Adoke, who has been charged with $1.1bn Malabu Oil scam since 2016, returned to Nigeria to end his over four years old self-exile.

KanyiDaily had reported Mr Adoke returned to Nigeria on Thursday, December 19, 2019, after he was detained for over one month by the INTERPOL in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

Following an agreement between him, INTERPOL, and Dubai authorities, he returned to Nigeria on Thursday.

Adoke was immediately arrested on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja by operatives of the International Police Organisation and handed over to the EFCC.

On Friday, EFCC’s lawyer, Fatima Mustapha filed an exparte application before the court, seeking to hold Adoke in their custody in order to enable the commission to complete its investigations of allegations involving the suspect.

Justice O.A. Musa approved that the EFCC detain Mr Adoke for 14 days pending his investigation and trial.

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