Malabu scam trial: Court fixes date to hear Adoke’s application

Justice Danladi Senchi of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Wednesday adjourned till December 12, to hear the application filed by a former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN, seeking to remove his name from the Malabu oil scam trial.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in 2017 filed charges against Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company Limited and 10 others, including Adoke and Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited.

The anti-corruption commission in the case marked FCT/HC/CR/124/17, filed charges bordering on a 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.

The alleged $1.2 billion…

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