Malabu Oil Scam: Mohammed Adoke, former Minister of Justice repatriated from Dubai
Mohammed Bello Adoke, former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke, has been repatriated by the Dubai authorities following Nigeria’s request.
Adoke who is on his way to Nigeria, is being accompanied by INTERPOL officers on Emirates Airlines.
In 2017, Nigeria’s anti-corruption commission, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed charges against Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company Limited and 10 others, including Adoke and Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited.
The charges bordered on fraudulent allocation of the Oil Prospecting Licence 245 and other forms of offences involving the sum of about $1.2 billion, forgery of bank documents, bribery and corruption.
At the crux of the matter is the transfer of the OPL 245 purportedly from Malabu Oil and Gas Limited to Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Co. Limited and Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited.
His aircraft departed the Emirati commercial capital at about 11 am and expected to arrive Nigeria at 3:40pm.