Nigeria: Malabu - EFCC Can't Prove Case Against Adoke, Others - Malami

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26 January 2018

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has advised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu to review the charge against former AGF, Mohammed Adoke (SAN) and others for it to be provable, court papers revealed.

Malami in a letter to Magu dated September 20, 2017 said having fully examined the case summary, he was of the view that "Nothing in the proof of evidence appears to have directly linked parties to the offences as charged."

The letter marked as Exhibit 19 formed part of the documents attached to a suit filed by Adoke to urge a Federal High Court in Abuja to declare that his (Adoke) prosecution by the EFCC is illegal.

Adoke's lawyer, Kanu Agabi (SAN) , read the letter in court.

However, Malami through his counsel, Dayo Apata, the solicitor-general of the federation yesterday urged the court to dismiss Adoke's suit.

The trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako thereafter adjourned the matter to February 28 for ruling.

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