The instant previous Legal professional Common of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), could quickly be extradited from his new house in Holland because the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee has filed fees earlier than a Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja for his alleged function within the $1.1bn Malabu oil rip-off.
The Malabu oil rip-off, which has been below investigation for over 4 years, pertains to the billions of dollars paid by oil giants, Shell and ENI, right into a Federal Authorities account, for OPL 245, thought of the richest oil block in Africa.
The cash was allegedly diverted by Adoke and paid into non-public accounts.
The EFCC accused Adoke of illegally transferring over $800m to a former Minister of Petroleum Assets, Dan Etete, and Etete’s oil agency, Malabu Oil & Gasoline Restricted from a Federal Authorities account.
The fee additionally accused oil magnate, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, the Chairman of A. A. Group and Rocky Prime Providers, of receiving $336,456,906.seventy eight.
The cost reads, “That you simply, Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), on or about August 10, 2011 in Abuja, inside the jurisdiction of this honourable courtroom, aided Dauzia Loya Etete (aka Dan Etete) and Malabu Oil & Fuel Restricted to commit the offence of cash laundering by facilitating the cost of an mixture sum of $801,540,000 solely to Dauzia Loya Etete (aka Dan Etete) and Malabu Oil & Gasoline by way of the Federal Authorities of Nigeria Escrow account with quantity 41451493, IBAN GB 30CHAS609242411493 with JP Morgan Chase Financial institution in London, which you fairly must have identified represented the proceeds of an illegal exercise to wit: fraud, and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 18 (a) of the Cash Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 as amended in 2012 and punishable beneath Part 15 (three) of the identical Act.”
It was learnt that Adoke, who has been in Holland since final yr, could be arraigned in absentia.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria had refused to honour all EFCC invites, claiming that he was enterprise a level in Holland.
He claimed his educational programme was about to finish and would return in August however refused to return since then.
He subsequently wrote a letter to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, stating that he wouldn’t return as a result of he had uncovered a plot by the EFCC and a few of his political enemies to shame him in Nigeria.
A supply on the EFCC mentioned, “We’ve got given Adoke sufficient time however he refused to honour any invitation; so, we’ll arraign him in absentia. It’s anticipated that the court docket will difficulty a bench warrant on him and we are able to go forward to declare him needed.
“Since we all know his location, we are going to start extradition proceedings in opposition to him and guarantee that he’s introduced again if he continues to stay uncooperative.”
The EFCC additionally slammed 4 fees towards ex-oil minister, Etete, and Malabu Oil & Fuel Restricted for allegedly receiving $400m and $401m at separate occasions in August 2011 from Adoke, including that Etete knew that the cash was stolen.
The fee accused Etete of amassing the monies and paying them into the accounts of Malabu Oil & Gasoline Restricted.
The costs learn, “That you simply, Dauzia Loya Etet (aka Dan Etete), and Malabu Oil & Gasoline Restricted on or about August 24, 2011, in Abuja, throughout the jurisdiction of this court docket, straight or not directly took management of the sum of $four hundred,000,000, paid from the Federal Authorities of Nigeria Escrow account No 41451493 IBAN 30CHAS609242411492 with JP Morgan Chase Financial institution in London, into the account of Malabu Oil & Fuel Restricted, domiciled in PHB Plc (now Keystone Financial institution) Account No 1005552028.
“That you simply (Etete and Malabu Oil & Gasoline Restricted) on or about August 10, 2011, immediately or not directly took management of the sum of $401,000,000, paid from the Federal Authorities of Nigeria Escrow account No 41451493 IBAN GB 30CHAS609242411493 with JP Morgan Chase Financial institution in London, into the account of Malabu Oil & Gasoline Restricted domiciled in First Financial institution of Nigeria Plc Account No 2011828805, if you knew the funds shaped a part of the proceeds of
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