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Malabu Oil Block: EFCC Picks Up Mohammed Adoke On Arrival From Dubai

Malabu Oil Block: EFCC Picks Up Mohammed Adoke On Arrival From Dubai
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice upon arrival from Dubai, UAE.
Report has it that Mr Adoke was being probed  alongside others over $1.06billion Malabu Oil Block ( OPL 245) deal.

He was earlier arrested in by INTERPOL Abu Dhabi on November 11 after being watch-listed by the EFCC.

He however voluntarily offered to return to Nigeria for interrogation by the EFCC and trial after one month of being in INTERPOL's custody.

On arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Adoke was spotted on a white Kaftan with a white cap. He arrived aboard Emirates flight (Boeing 777 -300ER) at 3.45pm and was picked by the EFCC officials and transferred into a Toyota bus marked RBC 931 BV.

We are still waiting for more information but Adoke’s counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has released a statement on the issue, saying that Adoke returned on his own volition because he has nothing to fear.

The statement reads in part: “Our client told them that he was ready to return to Nigeria on his own accord after his medicals; yet, they still kept him in illegal custody for over one month, after running into a legal logjam. It was very clear to them that the Government of Nigeria did not have any legal basis or grounds to extradite Mr Adoke back to Nigeria.

The ex- Minister said he decided to come back to the country based on legal advice.

The statement added: “Adoke, based on our legal advice, has therefore decided to break this unnecessary logjam and simulated stalemate that are already causing Nigeria international embarrassment by buying his own ticket to return to Nigeria voluntarily and peaceably, instead of going to another country of his choice.

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