Nigerian Former Minister of Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN) is allegedly ill and been hospitalised.
Naija News learnt that his human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Mike Ozekhome, who gave the revelation cried out over the deteriorating health condition of the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN).
Ozekhome said Adoke was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In addition to his spinal cord and back pains, Adoke is now critically ill, with the fresh addition of typhoid, malaria, sore throat and blistered lips, and with his sight gradually failing him. This has forced the EFCC to hurriedly transfer him to the Federal Medical Centre, Airport Road, Abuja,” the lawyer said.
“From the foregoing, it is crystal clear to any discerning observer that our client is no more being prosecuted, but is being persecuted, by the EFCC, which has, by this singular act, now constituted itself into an institution that acts above courts of law.” He said by refusing to obey the order of court, the EFCC “is now constituting itself into an appellate court or tribunal over court decisions.”
The EFCC had accused the former minister of “abuse of office” in the Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL) 245 deal which was signed in April 2011.
The anti-graft agency alleged that he collected N300 million bribe in September 2013 — more than two years after the deal was signed. In a statement issued yesterday Ozekhome said the court took cognisance of his client’s poor health before granting him bail.