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Malabu Oil Scam: Adoke Arraigned On Fresh Charges

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Daniel Ojukwu

The immediate past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on a fresh seven-count charge.

Adoke was arraigned on Monday alongside Aliyu Abubakar at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Gwagwalada, Abuja.

Both men pleaded not guilty to the fresh charges while still standing trial for the Malabu Oil scam.

One of the fresh allegations made by the EFCC before Justice Binta Nyako was that the both men made payments in September 2013 to Adoke’s account, violating the Money Laundering Act.

Prosecuting counsel, Bala Sanga prayed the court to remand the defendants in EFCC’s pending their bail application hearing.

The defense team led by former AGF Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN) told the court that they had filed applications for the bail of their clients.

Sanga confirmed receipience of the applications.

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