Court Clears Former AGF Adoke in Money Laundering Case

The Federal high court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the cash laundering prices leveled against former legal professional general of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Adoke, by means of the monetary and economic Crimes commission (EFCC).

Justice Inyang Ekwo, presiding over the case, upheld Adoke’s no-case submission, indicating that the prosecution failed to set up a prima facie case towards the ex-AGF for counts one to four of the ten-rely price.

In his ruling on Friday, Justice Ekwo emphasized that the proof presented by using the prosecution became glaringly unreliable. consequently, he discharged and acquitted Adoke of the charges associated with counts one to four.

However, Adoke’s co-defendant, Aliyu Abubakar, did now not proportion the equal fate. Justice Ekwo discovered that the prosecution correctly hooked up a prima facie case in opposition to Abubakar for counts 5, six, 8, and nine of the rate. Abubakar, a businessman with pastimes in real estate and petroleum, saw counts one, seven, and 10 struck out with the aid of the choose.

The court adjourned the case until April 22 to allow Abubakar to open his defense concerning the closing counts.

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