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Malabu Scam: Adoke’s arraignment stalled

The former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke arriving the FCT High Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, Abuja.

An FCT High Court Judge, Justice Idris Kutigi has shifted the arraignment of the immediate past Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, to Thursday.

Adoke was to be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC, on a 42-count charge, following alleged role he played in the $1.1billion Malabu Oil bloc fraud.

 Other defendants in the charge marked FCT/CR/151/2020, are Aliyu Abubakar, Rasky Gbinigie, Malabu Oil and Gas Limited, Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited, Shell Nigeria Ultra Deep Limited and Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company Limited.

 However, when the case was called up, EFCC’s lawyer, Mr Bala Sanga, told the court that the prosecution was unable to serve all the defendants with the charge.

He told the court that the 2nd defendant, Abubakar was on the run and was arrested about 15 minutes before the proceeding commenced.

The former Attorney General of the federation was arrested by the EFCC in December last year after returning from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he was first arrested and detained.

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