Malabu Oil: Former AGF, Adoke Faces $1.2 Billion Corruption Charges Today

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Former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Bello Adoke, is set to be arraigned on Tuesday, December 21, 2020, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the alleged involvement in the $1.2 billion Malabu oil scandal.


Adoke will be facing a 12-count charge of conspiracy, forgery of bank documents, bribery, corruption and money laundering filed against him at the Federal Court, Abuja alongside Aliyu Abubakar, Rasky Gbinigie, Malabu Oil and Gas Limited, Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited, Shell Nigeria Ultra Deep Limited, and Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company Limited.

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Meanwhile, the Herald earlier reported that Bello Adoke and one Abubakar Aliyu have both been slammed with a seven-count charge of corruption and money laundering.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, filed the charge against the duo before the Federal High Court bordering on the alleged extortion and spending of about N797.3 million.

The former AG was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on December 19 and has remained in EFCC custody since then.

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