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BREAKING: EFCC To Detain Ex-AGF Adoke For 14 Days

the detention is to enable the EFCC carry out its investigation
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EFCC To Detain Ex-AGF Adoke For 14 Days

A Federal High Court in has granted the request by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission () to detain former Attorney General of the Federation, Mohamed Adoke for 14 days.

Justice Othman Musa, who is the court’s sitting vacation judge granted an ex-parte motion moved this morning by EFCC’s lawyer, Fatima Mustapha to that effect.

“Application to remand the suspect in EFCC custody for 14 days pending investigation is granted,” the judge said

Mustapha said the plan to hold the ex-AGF was to enable the commission to complete its investigations of allegations involving the suspect.

Adoke who has since 2016 been charged with $1.1bn Malabu Oil scam returned into the country to end his over four years old self-exile on Thursday.

Odunews.com reports that the ex-AGN was immediately arrested on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja by operatives of the International Police Organisation and handed over to the EFCC.

Adoke was earlier arrested in November and has since been detained by the INTERPOL in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

Following an agreement between him, INTERPOL, and Dubai authorities, he returned to Nigeria on Thursday.

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