An Abuja High Court has granted the application of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to detain former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke for fourteen days.
Adoke was picked up by the INTERPOL on his arrival from Dubai at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and handed over to the EFCC.
Justice Othman Musa granted the order after EFCC brought a motion ex-parte, through its counsel Fatima Mustapha, seeking to hold the former minister in its custody for 14 days to enable the agency conclude its investigation over corruption allegations.
EFCC had in 2017 filed charges against Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company Limited and 10 others, including Adoke and Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited.
The anti-graft agency, in the suit, accused the defendants
of fraudulently allocating the Oil Prospecting Licence 245, otherwise known as
Malabu Oil. It also accused of other forms of offences to the tune of about one-point-two
billion dollars, forgery of bank documents, bribery and corruption.