Adoke’s Arraignment Stalled Over Confusion By EFCC




Confusion reigned supreme on Wednesday at the FCT High Court, Gwagwalada venue for the arraignment of former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke over confusion from the EFCC.

EFCC counsel Bala Sanga told the court that he was at a loss as to why he was in court.The anti-graft commission had failed to serve copies of the charge on one of the defendants.

Adoke was to be arraigned on Wednesday on a 42-count charge, following alleged role he played in the $1.1 billion Malabu Oil bloc fraud.

Other defendants in the charge are 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.

When the case was called up, Sanga, told the court that the prosecution was unable to serve all the defendants with the charge

He said the second defendant, Abubakar, was on the run and was arrested about 15 minutes before proceeding commenced.

Justice Idris Kutigi then adjourned arraignment of the defendants to Thursday.