The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been granted permission to detain the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), for another 14 days.
Justice Othman Musa of FCT High Court on December 20, granted the EFCC an initial 14 days to detain Mr Adoke to complete investigation, which elapsed on Thursday.
Mr Adoke was handed over to the EFCC by International Police Organisation (INTERPOL) upon arrival from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates on December 19 and taken into custody for his alleged involvement in the granting of the Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 245 to Shell and ENI.
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According to a statement by the Head, Media & Publicity of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, the fresh application was granted by Justice Musa in preparatory to Adoke’s arraignment.
Justice Musa, while granting the application, stated that “the extension of the remand of the respondent for another 14 days for the purpose of his arraignment in court is necessary and granted as prayed.”
The former AGF who has been away from the country stalled the trial forcing the anti-graft agency to obtain an arrest warrant against them on April 17, 2019.