Court allows Adoke’s return to UAE

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A former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), has been granted permission by the Federal High Court on Friday to travel for medical check-up at the United Arab Emirate (UAE).

Adoke was in UAE for over four years in exile after leaving office in 2015.

He returned to the country and was immediately arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as he arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on December 19, 2019.

He has since been facing multiple charges, including money laundering, before various courts which had ordered the seizure of his passport as a bail condition.

Ruling on Adoke’s application for permission to travel to the UAE on Friday, Justice Ekwo ordered the release of his passport to enable him travel to the foreign land on health grounds from December 15 and return on or before January 10, 2021.

Already, his trial alongside a businessman, Aliyu Abubakar, has been scheduled to resume before the court on January 11.

In granting Adoke’s request on Friday, Justice Ekwo rejected the objection raised by the prosecuting counsel, Bala Sanga.

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