Adoke fails to meet bail conditions, remains in EFCC custody

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Adoke fails to meet bail conditions, remains in EFCC custody 1

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Adoke fails to meet bail conditions, remains in EFCC custody

Former Attorney-General of the
Federation, Mr Mohammed Adoke (SAN), is still in the custody of the Economic
and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), 24 hours after he was granted security
bail.

A source at the EFCC told the
Newsmen on Friday in Abuja that the former justice minister is being detained
at the commission’s headquarters in the federal capital.

Acting spokesman of the
anti-graft agency, Mr Tony Orilade, who confirmed the information, said that
Adoke was still being held because he had not fulfilled his bail conditions.

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On Jan. 23, the EFCC arraigned
Adoke in an FCT High Court to answer 42 charges bordering on alleged fraud in
the $1.1 billion Malabu oil deal.

Adoke was arraigned alongside
Aliyu Abubakar, Rasky Gbinigie, Malabu oil and Gas Limited, Agip, a subsidiary
of Eni, Shell Nigeria Ultra deep Limited, and Shell Nigeria Exploration
Production Company Limited.

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He is accused of receiving bribe
worth N300 million from Aliyu over the deal for OPL 245, a charge he denies.

On Thursday, the presiding judge,
Justice Abubakar Kutigi, granted him bail in the sum of N50 million with a
surety who must have a landed property in the FCT.

Aliyu, who is the second
defendant, also got a N50 million bail with one surety, while Gbinigie, the
third defendant, got a N10 million bail.

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All sureties must be resident
within the jurisdiction of the court, have landed property in the FCT, and must
provide evidence of tax clearance for the last three years.

The judge also ordered the
defendants to submit their international passports to the court and also sign
an undertaking to always attend trial sessions.

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