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EFCC Fails To Release Adoke Despite Meeting Bail Condition




The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has refused to comply with a court order to release Bello Adoke, a former attorney-general, charged with corruption.

Naija News understands that the former attorney-general of the federation has fulfilled all the bail conditions prescribed by the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory since Thursday last week, is still being kept in detention by the EFCC.

This online media learnt that the EFCC gave an additional condition precedent to his release. The EFCC mandated that Adoke must acquire the “enrolment of order” — an official summary of a court ruling issued before the full version is ready — nevertheless refused to release him after the requested document was presented.

A senior official of EFCC also revealed that they intend to seek another detention order from the court continuously until they complete their investigation.

He said; “We plan to go back to court to seek another detention order that will allow us keep him for a fresh 14 days, after which we will renew it and keep him for another 14 days as we continue our investigations into OPL 245, “Although it is not envisaged under the administration of justice act (ACJA) that you can seek a detention order for one suspect more than once, we are prepared to test the law,” the official said.

Meanwhile, the EFCC spokesman, Tony Oriade, said that Adoke will be released “as soon as he meets all the conditions” but did not go into details.

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