Detained in UAE, ex-AGF Adoke writes INTERPOL, asks to be freed


A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has written the general secretariat of INTERPOL in France to demand his release.

INTERPOL arrested Mr Adoke, who is on trial for corruption in Nigeria, on November 11 in Dubai.

He has been detained in the UAE since then.

In a letter, dated November 28 and seen by PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday, Mr Adoke described his arrest and current trial as political persecution by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and an abuse of court orders.

Following Mr Adoke’s alleged involvement in the controversial Malabu oil deal, the anti-grraft agency sought to prosecute him and other suspects.

However, the former attorney-general was on the run and was on self-exile.

Mr Adoke played a key role in a 2011…



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