The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has obtained a court warrant to detain the former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Bello Adoke, for two weeks (14 days).
The Federal Capital Territory High Court issued the order following the EFCC’s application for remand order.
Mohammed Bello Adoke was handed over to the EFCC by Interpol on Thursday 19th December and taken into detention for his alleged involvement in the granting of the Oil Prospecting License 245 to Shell and ENI.
Justice Othman Musa of the FCT High Court, Bwari, gave the order as prayed by the EFCC to permit it conclude its investigation.
The anti-graft agency had sought after a request from the court in Abuja on 17th April to secure a warrant of arrest against Mohammed Bello Adoke and four others after attempts to produce the defendants in court failed.
The court granted the request by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, leading to Mohammed Bello Adoke’s arrest in November, by the police in Dubai, United Arab Emirate.