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    Court grants EFCC’s application to detain Adoke for 14 more days

Court grants EFCC’s application to detain Adoke for 14 more days

A federal capital territory (FCT) high court has granted the application of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to detain Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), for 14 additional days.A.O. Musa, a judge, granted the request of the anti-graft agency on Thursday.Adoke has been in custody of the EFCC since he arrived the country on December 19.The [...]

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    Adoke to remain in EFCC custody as judge returns case file to CJ

Adoke to remain in EFCC custody as judge returns case file to CJ

Othman Musa, a judge of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court, says he is returning the case file of Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to the chief judge of the court.The judge said this when the court resumed session on Tuesday, which was scheduled for the hearing of the bail application of the former AGF.When the [...]

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    Court fixes Dec 12 to hear Adoke’s suit against EFCC

Court fixes Dec 12 to hear Adoke’s suit against EFCC

A federal capital territory high court has scheduled December 12 for hearing of the motion filed by Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), challenging the charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC).Mike Ozekhome, counsel to Adoke, made this known on Wednesday.In an application, Adoke had asked the court to strike out his name from the OPL 245 case the [...]

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    Ozekhome: Adoke’s arrest violates Interpol law

Ozekhome: Adoke’s arrest violates Interpol law

Mike Ozekhome, counsel of Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says the continuous detention of his client in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is against the provisions of enabling law of the international police organisation.Ozekhome made this submission on behalf of his client before Danladi Senchi, a judge of the federal capital territory high court in Jabi, Abuja, on [...]

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    ‘Daddy, we are leaving here on May 29′ — Adoke reveals Dudafa’s role in Jonathan’s concession

‘Daddy, we are leaving here on May 29′ — Adoke reveals Dudafa’s role in Jonathan’s concession

“So, it was at that point, when the president was still agitated that a fine young man, the special assistant to the president on domestic matters, Dudafa shouted from the back and said ‘Daddy, we are leaving here on the 29th of May’.Adoke also spoke of how Patience Jonathan, wife of the former president, abused him when her husband’s defeat [...]

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    Adoke: I’m ready to return to face prosecution and not persecution

Adoke: I’m ready to return to face prosecution and not persecution

Mohammed Adoke, former attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, says he is ready to come back to Nigeria.In an interview with Premium Times, Adoke said he would to return to Nigeria "between July and September".Adoke dismissed insinuations that he left the country to avoid prosecution, saying his stay abroad has little to do with the Malabu case.The [...]

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    OPL 245: Adoke asks court to dismiss arrest warrant

OPL 245: Adoke asks court to dismiss arrest warrant

 Mohammed Adoke, former minister of justice and attorney general of the federation, has asked a federal high court in Abuja, to dismiss a bench warrant issued for his arrest.The court had ordered Adoke’s arrest alongside Dan Etete, former minister of petroleum, and four foreigners, Raph Wetzels, Casula Roberto, Pujato Stefano, and Burrato Sebastiano.This followed failure of the six individuals to [...]

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    Desperate persons ‘using EFCC to embarrass’ Adoke

Desperate persons ‘using EFCC to embarrass’ Adoke

The Citizens' Advocacy for Social & Economic Rights (CASER) has condemned the warrant arrest issued against Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation.A federal capital territory (FCT) high court had issued a warrant of arrest against Adoke over the controversial OPL 245 deal executed by the federal government in 2011.The court granted the order based on a suit filed by the [...]

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    Adoke’s lawyer: My client can’t be held liable for executing Jonathan’s order

Adoke’s lawyer: My client can’t be held liable for executing Jonathan’s order

Femi Oboro, counsel to Mohammed Adoke, says his client cannot be held responsible for carrying out presidential directives while he was a minister.Adoke was the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice under the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.On Wednesday, a federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Abuja listed him among those to be arrested over the controversial [...]

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    Adoke denies congratulating Melaye

Adoke denies congratulating Melaye

Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, has denied rumours that he sent a congratulatory message to Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.Melaye, who ran under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), won his reelection bid, beating his closest rival Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC).He polled 85,395 votes, while Adeyemi had 66, 901 votes.But a [...]

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    ‘No evidence linking Adoke, Etete to charges’ — Malami writes Magu on OPL 245

‘No evidence linking Adoke, Etete to charges’ — Malami writes Magu on OPL 245

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has advised Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), that nothing in the court charges links the accused to the alleged offence in the OPL 245 saga.Mohammed Adoke, former minister of justice and attorney general, and Dan Etete, a former minister of petroleum resources, are among those accused by [...]

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    REVEALED: Jonathan’s wife called Adoke ‘useless man’ for not disqualifying Buhari in 2015

REVEALED: Jonathan’s wife called Adoke ‘useless man’ for not disqualifying Buhari in 2015

Snippets of what transpired after the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28, 2015 presidential election are now coming to the open, with his wife accused of calling Mohammed Bello Adoke, then-attorney-general of the federation,  a "useless man" for not helping to disqualify candidate Muhammadu Buhari.In his upcoming book, 'On a Platter of Gold: How Jonathan Won and [...]

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    Adoke raises the alarm, says EFCC planning to abduct him

Adoke raises the alarm, says EFCC planning to abduct him

Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, says he is aware of the threats on his life and the alleged plan of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to "illegally abduct and forcibly drag me to Nigeria."Adoke in a statement on Sunday said the anti-graft agency was working on the order of the presidency to [...]

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    Adoke files UN human rights complaint against FG, EFCC

Adoke files UN human rights complaint against FG, EFCC

Mohammed Adoke, a former attorney-general of the federation, has filed a human rights complaint against the federal government at the United Nations Human Rights Committee.He also named the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the complaint, accusing the agency "of unmitigated acts of persecution, intimidation, harassment, threat of deprivation right to life, unlawful interference with right to family life [...]

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    Adoke: All those behind my travails will be shamed and exposed

Adoke: All those behind my travails will be shamed and exposed

Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, says all those behind his travails will be exposed.In a statement released hours after policemen searched his residence in Okene, Kogi state, on Friday, Adoke said this would be the fourth time that security operatives would search his house.He commended the officers that carried out the operation for being professional, saying those sent [...]

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    Nigeria wants ex-minister extradited over $1.1bn Malabu oil deal

Nigeria wants ex-minister extradited over $1.1bn Malabu oil deal

The federal government has initiated a plan to have Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, extradited to the country to face fraud charges.Johnson Ojogbane, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which is prosecuting Adoke, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday.The EFCC had sued Adoke and two multinational companies for their alleged role [...]

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