Just In : Dubai repatriates Jonathan’s minister, Adoke over Malabu, Shell, Agip case

Jonathan's minister Adoke


Former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello , is on his way to Nigeria.

He has been repatriated by the Dubai authorities following Nigeria’s request.

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Adoke is being accompanied by INTERPOL officers on Emirates Airlines.

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His aircraft departed the Emirati commercial capital at about 11 am and expected to arrive Nigeria at 3:40pm.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in 2017 filed charges against Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company Limited and 10 others, including Adoke and Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited.

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The anti-corruption commission in the case marked FCT/HC/CR/124/17, filed charges bordering on fraudulent allocation of the Oil Prospecting Licence 245 and other forms of offences involving the sum of about $1.2 billion, forgery of bank documents, bribery and corruption.

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The alleged $1.2 billion scam involved the transfer of the OPL 245 purportedly from Oil and Gas Limited to Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Co. Limited and Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited.

But Adoke in a motion, M/763/19, filed by his counsel, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, sought an order of the court striking out his name as a defendant in a case pending before the court.

The former minister hinged the prayer, among others, on the fact that he had secured a judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja, against the Attorney-General of the Federation, representing the Federal Republic of Nigeria in which he was completely exculpated with respect to the facts and circumstances relating to the Malabu Oil scam.



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