Ex-Minister Adoke back in court over money laundering charges

Former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke is back in court over alleged money laundering charges.

According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Adoke on a fresh six-count charge bordering on money laundering.

Adoke, it was further reported, was re-arraigned on Monday alongside Aliyu Abubakar at the Federal High Court, Abuja before Justice Binta Nyako.

Abubakar, the second defendant, is being charged on one count.

EFCC’s charges against Adoke

The EFCC alleged that the defendants, in September 2013, made payments in naira and dollar which equivalent was about N900 million into Adoke’s accounts in violation of various provisions of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act.

After the duo pleaded not guilty to the charges, prosecutor Bala Sanga urged the court to remand the defendants in EFCC’s custody pending the hearing of the matter.

However, counsel to the defendants urged the judge to dismiss the request and grant them bail.

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