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Money Laundering Case Against Mohammed Adoke Still Stand – EFCC



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has refuted claims that the charges against the former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke have been dropped.

EFCC spokesman, Mr. Dele Oyewale revealed this in a recent statement today.

According to him, there is zero truth in the media reports and they should be immediately ignored.

He added that EFCC is focused on its commitment to rid Nigeria of all kinds of economic and financial crimes.

His words, “The attention of the Commission has been drawn to some media reports claiming that the Commission had dropped charges of money laundering against Adoke.

“The EFCC wishes to make it clear that Adoke is standing trial in two separate courts: Federal High Court, Abuja before Justice Inyang Ekwo in Suit Number: FHC/ABJ/CR/39/2017 and FCT High Court, Gwagwalada before Justice Idris Kutigi in Suit Number: FCT/CR/151/2020.

“He was re-arraigned alongside an Abuja-based businessman, Aliyu Abubakar before Justice Ekwo on June 17, 2020 on seven-count charges, bordering on money laundering.

“The re-arraignment was occasioned by the transfer of the case from Justice Binta Nyako, before whom he was originally arraigned on February 8, 2020.

“Adoke was equally arraigned before Justice Kutigi alongside others on January 23, 2020 on 42-count charges bordering on the Malabu Oil scam.

“There is another subsisting case involving Malabu Oil & Gas Limited, Aliyu Abubakar and five companies allegedly involved in money laundering charges before Justice Ekwo.

“They were arraigned on July 1, 2020 in Suit Number: FHC/ABJ/CR/268/2016.”

“A suspect cannot be on a “Wanted Persons’ List” and be facing trial in court at the same time.

“The EFCC wishes to reiterate its commitment to global best practices in its operations and will not be distracted from its assigned mandate of ridding the nation of all forms of economic and financial crimes.”

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