Alleged Money Laundering: EFCC amends charges against Adoke


An extra seven-count charge bordering on Money laundering has been filed against former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The initial charge contained seven counts, with six of them relating to the defendant.

This brings to fourteen, the total number of corruption charges filed against Adoke and his co-defendant, Aliyu Abubakar.

At the resumed trial on Monday, the prosecutor, Bala Sanga, informed the court of an amended charge he filed on July 29 which has been served on all the defendants.

The trial judge, Justice Ekwo subsequently adjourned the trial till Tuesday on the ground that he is yet to sight the amended charges.

In the former seven counts, EFCC alleged that the defendants committed the money laundering offences involving over N400 million in Abuja in September 2013.

In the fresh charges, Adoke was accused of among others, receiving the dollar equivalent of N300 million from Abubakar, paying the dollar equivalent of N367,318,800 to one Usman Mohammed Bello, and allegedly using the sum of N300 million, which was alleged to be part of the proceeds of unlawful activities, all in violations of various provisions of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011.

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