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EFCC Yet To Ask For Adoke’s extradition —AGF source

Posted: Mar 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has not received any request from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to commence extradition proceedings against his predecessor, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, a source confirmed to our correspondent on Friday.

Adoke, who has been outside the country since last year, refused to honour an invitation by the anti-graft agency to answer questions about his roles in the $2bn Malabu oil deal.

Only the AGF office can initiate extradition proceedings against any person who is abroad but being wanted in Nigeria or vice-versa.

Many had thought that the mutual legal assistance Nigeria recently signed with some countries were targeted at some former government officials, such Adoke, who is being sought by the EFCC for questioning.

The former minister confirmed his invitation by the EFCC in his widely reported letter, dated December 31, 2015 and addressed to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

Adoke stated that three weeks before writing the letter to the Vice President, the  Director of Public Prosecutions of the Federation informed him that the Federal Ministry of Justice received a letter from the EFCC inviting him (Adoke) to its office for an interview on the Malabu Oil Transaction with Shell/ENI.

Details later …….