EFCC drops charges against former AGF Adoke, says there is 'no evidence'

EFCC drops charges against former AGF Adoke, says there is 'no evidence'


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said there is no evidence to support the charges of fraud, bribery and conspiracy against the federation’s former Attorney-General, Mohammed Bello Adoke.

In response to the non-initiation of the suit filed by Adoke, which was named as the first defendant on all charges related to the 2011 OPL 245 transaction, the EFCC advised the FCT High Court that it would not oppose the application. .

The anti-graft agency also accused other defendants, Mr. Aliyu Abubakar, Mr. Lasky Gbinigi (Secretary of Malabu Oil and Gas Company), Malabu Oil and Gas Company, Nigeria Agip Exploration Company, Shell He said he would not oppose the no-suit application by Ultra and others. Deep Nigeria Limited and Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) on some of the charges.

However, the EFCC said Gbinigi had a case to answer regarding the alleged falsification of internal documents to remove Mohammed Abacha's name from the board of Malabu Oil and Gas.

DAILY POST recalls that the EFCC indicted Mr Adoku at the FCT High Court in Abuja for collecting N300 million ex-gratia from Abubakar over OPL Resolution No. 245.

Adoku was charged, among other things, with conspiring with other defendants to “commit the crime of a public official disobeying the instructions of law with the intent to cause injury, to protect a person from punishment, or to avoid confiscation of property.” accused.

Mr Adoku, however, denied all charges and claimed that the N300 million that the EFCC classified as bribery was a mortgage loan taken from Unity Bank in 2012.

He said the money was transferred directly by the bank to the account of Abubakar, a real estate developer, and was refunded by Abubakar in 2013 when Adoku was unable to raise his stake.

Source: dailypost.ng

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