Federal High Court, Abuja has granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission -EFCC permission to detain the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, for another 14 day
Justice Othman Musa granted the EFCC an initial 14 days to detain Adoke to complete investigation, which elapsed yesterday .
Adoke was handed over to the EFCC by International Police Organisation upon arrival from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates on December 19 and taken into custody for his alleged involvement in the granting of the Oil Prospecting License 245 to Shell and ENI.
The former AGF who has been away from the country stalled the trial forcing the anti-graft agency to obtain an arrest warrant against them on April 17, 2019.
AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THE EFCC: The EFCC is charged with the responsibility of investigation, prosecution and enforcement of all laws against Economy and financial crimes in all its ramifications. The Commission is also the designated financial Unit charged with the responsibility of coordinating the various institution involve in the fight against money laundering and enforcement of all laws dealing with Economic and financial crimes in Nigeria
The functions as set out in the enabling Act includes:
the enforcement and the due administration of the provisions of this Act;
the investigation of all financial crimes including advance fee fraud, money laundering, counterfeiting, illegal charge transfers, futures market fraud, fraudulent encashment of negotiable instruments, computer credit card fraud, contract scam, etc.;
the co-ordination and enforcement of all economic and financial crimes laws and enforcement functions conferred on any other person or authority;
the facilitation of rapid exchange of scientific and technical information and the conduct of joint operations geared towards the eradication of economic and financial crimes;
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