Court gives EFCC permission to detain Adoke for 14 days 


The Federal High Court in Maitama, Abuja, has granted permission to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to detain Mohammed Adoke, former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice for 14 days. 

Justice Othman Musa granted the request contained in an ex parte application filed and moved by the EFCC’s lawyer, Fatima Mustapha. 

Mustapha said the reason for the request is to enable the agency to conduct a thorough investigation pertaining to the allegations levelled against the suspect. 

Adoke who has since 2016 been charged with $1.1bn Malabu Oil scam returned into the country on Thursday after four years away from the country.

He 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. 

Adoke was earlier arrested in November and has since been detained by the INTERPOL in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. 

He, however, returned to Nigeria following an agreement between him, INTERPOL, and Dubai authorities. 

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