Former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke
A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted permission to a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke to journey for a medical check-up on the United Arab Emirate, the place he was in exile for about 5 years.
Ruling on Adoke’s utility for permission to journey to the UAE, the trial Judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo on Thursday ordered the discharge of his passport to allow him to journey to UAE on well being grounds from December 15 and return on or earlier than January 10, 2021.
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting Adoke on 14-count expenses bordering on cash laundering to the tune of $6million.
Adoke who’s standing trial alongside a businessman, Aliyu Abubakar, is scheduled to return to the court docket on January 11 for the continuation of his trial.
The former AGF who fled the nation had returned and was instantly arrested by the EFCC upon arrival on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on December 19, 2019.
He has since been dealing with a number of expenses, together with cash laundering, earlier than numerous courts which had ordered the seizure of his passport as a bail situation.
Adoke was accused of amongst others, receiving the greenback equal of N300 million from Abubakar, paying the greenback equal of N367,318,800 to at least one Usman Mohammed Bello, and allegedly utilizing the sum of N300 million, which was alleged to be a part of the proceeds of illegal actions, all in violations of varied provisions of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011.
The former AGF was additionally accused of constructing “structured cash payments, in 22 tranches” amounting to N80 million, one other of such structured funds in 13 tranches summing as much as N50 million into his Unity Bank account.