Malabu Oil Scam: Adoke, Others Get Bail

Former Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke

SAN FRANCISCO, January 30, (THEWILL) – The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja, Thursday granted bail to a former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN).

The bail was also extended to two of his co-defendants charged with offences bordering on the controversial Malabu Oil scam.

THEWILL recalls that the presiding judge, Abubakar Idris had earlier on January 23, 2020, ordered the remand of the three defendants in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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This was after they were arraigned and pleaded not guilty to the 42 counts preferred against them by the EFCC.

The judge had on Monday heard the separate bail applications filed by the three of the seven defendants named as defendants in the charges, before fixing Thursday for a ruling.