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JUST IN: Nigerian Court to rule on Adoke's bail application today

Counsel to Mr Adoke, Mike Ozekhome prays the court to grant bail to the defendant on self recognizance as he was once an Attorney General of the Federation.


The former Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke has been arraigned by the Nigeria's anti-graft agency Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at the Federal High Court in Abuja before Justice Binta Nyako. He was arraigned alongside Aliyu Abubakar. 

The former AGF has pleaded not guilty to the 6 count charge of money laundering brought against him by the EFCC. Mr Abubakar also pleaded not guilty to one-count charge of money laundering.

Counsel to Mr Adoke, Mike Ozekhome prays the court to grant bail to the defendant on self recognizance as he was once an Attorney General of the Federation. He said in the alternative if the court is to give conditions its should be on a very liberal and affordable terms.

He noted by virtue of section 162 of Administration of Criminal Justice Act, the 6 count against the 1st defendant are bailable.

Counsel to the 2nd defendant, Wole Olanipekun also urged the court to grant bail to his client. But the prosecutors lawyer, Bala Sanga asked the court that the defendants be remanded in EFCC custody.


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