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Adoke’s $6m no-trial deal with suspect to be investigated

27 April 2016, 21:00

Abuja - The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to probe the circumstances surrounding the deal reached by his predecessor, Mohammed Adoke, not to prosecute a firm, Tidex Nigeria Limited, suspected of an alleged crime.

The directive was said to be informed by a petition written by an Abuja-based lawyer, Max Ogar, who alleged that Adoke as the then AGF in 2011, exempted Tidex, otherwise known as Tidewaters, from prosecution after committing an offence of “importing toxins into the country”.

A letter signed on behalf of Malami by his Special Assistant on Prosecutions, Okoi Obono-Obla, giving the  EFCC a three-week ultimatum to investigate the deal reached between Adoke and the company in 2011 was seen.

EFCC is expected to submit its report within the same period of three weeks.

Source: Punch

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