Presidency confirms arrest of former Attorney General, Adoke


The Presidency has confirmed the arrest of former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke.

Adoke was arrested by the International Police, INTERPOL in Dubai last week.

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Itse Sagay has confirmed this during a courtesy visit to the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday.

He said the arrest is the latest success in the fight against corruption under the federal government.

Adoke’s arrest follows a warrant issued by a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja requested by the EFCC.

It is coming weeks after the court asked the EFCC in October, to serve the criminal charges to Adoke by substituted means, after lifting the initial warrant against the defendant due to their unavailability.

Adoke is facing criminal charges bordering on alleged abuse of office and money laundering with respect to the granting of the Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 245 to Shell and ENI.

He is being charged alongside four others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

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