Breaking: Ex-AGF Adoke Acquitted Of Money Laundering Charges

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), has been acquitted of money laundering charges by a Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday.

The charges were brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The presiding judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, ruled on a no-case submission filed by Adoke and stated that the EFCC did not provide enough evidence to prove the alleged offences against him.

Justice Ekwo mentioned that there was no evidence to support the charges against Adoke. However, he ruled that Aliyu Abubakar, the second defendant, must present his defense as he has a case to answer.

The EFCC had accused Adoke and oil mogul Aliyu Abubakar of 14 counts of charges. The agency alleged that Adoke accepted a cash payment equivalent to N300 million from Abubakar in August 2013 in Abuja, which was considered an offense under the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2011 as amended.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.