Adoke, others face extradition over Malabu

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The Federal Government is making all necessary arrangements to extradite to Nigeria, the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, to face charges of fraud, The Punch reports.

Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Johnson Ojogbane, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja. The EFCC charged Adoke and two multinational oil companies to court on charges of the alleged 1.1 billion dollars Malabu Oil scam. Ojogbane, however said that the matter could not proceed because the EFCC had been unable to get Adoke and other defendants.

“The Federal Government is doing everything within its powers to bring them back to Nigeria so that they can face their trial. The government will take steps, in collaboration with the international police to locate them and bring them back to Nigeria through extradition, which is a very cumbersome process, but it will be done,” Ojogbane said.