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Mohammed Adoke In Hot Soup

Former Attorney-General of Nigeria and Minister for Justice, Mohammed Adoke is in big trouble.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has finally filed criminal charges against him after detaining him for a month.

The ex-minister and Abubakar Aliyu are facing a seven-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of N797.3 million at a federal high court in Abuja.

The EFCC earlier filed a 42-count charge against Adoke at a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court over alleged complicity in the $1.1b Malabu oil deal.

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The anti-graft agency accused Adoke of accepting gratification of N300 million from Aliyu in 2013 to facilitate and negotiate the OPL 245 resolution with Shell and Eni.

Those charged alongside the former AGF are Abubakar Aliyu; Rasky Gbinigie, company secretary to Malabu; Malabu; Agip, a subsidiary of Eni and Shell.