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Adoke under interrogation over $1.06b Malabu deal | TND Online News


A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN) was on Thursday taken into custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), shortly after returning into the country.

He was undergoing grilling at the Wuse 2 Annex Office of the anti-graft commission as at 9.32pm. Adoke’s passport was seized by the agency.
The EFCC on its twitter handle said the ex-AGF left Dubai after it mounted pressure.

The anti-graft agency tweeted: “The EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, and Dubai authorities have held series of meetings in respect of the former attorney general. He was accompanied by INTERPOL officers on Emirates Airlines Flight 785.

“The aircraft departed the Emirates commercial capital at about 11am Dubai time (8am Nigerian time) and touched down at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja at 3:45pm. Officers of the EFCC were on ground at the airport when he arrived.”

A statement by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said: “His return to Nigeria clears the way for him to answer to the charges against him”.

He added: “Mr Adoke who fled the country in 2015, has pending criminal charge brought against him by the EFCC for alleged abuse of office and money laundering in respect of the granting of the Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 245 to Shell and ENI.”


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