Former Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), has alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in search of evidence to indict him, is plotting to plant incriminating document, cash in his Okenne home, in Kogi State.
The immediate past AGF and Minister of Justice made the allegation in a statement by his media aide, Victor Akhidenor.
This is coming as the EFCC had earlier on Tuesday raided Adoke’s home in Kano as part of investigations into the role Adoke may have played in the alleged $1.3billion Malabu oil deal fraud.
“We gathered that the swoop on the country home of the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice will happen any moment from now as part of EFCC’s sustained campaign to soil the good name of Mr. Adoke in the guise of seeking evidence to indict him.
“We put Nigerians on notice that with the desperation shown by the EFCC, it is not unlikely that they may want to plant incriminating document or cash in the Okenne home of Adoke and claim that same were found in the premises. The world is watching,” part of the statement said.
Referring to the earlier search he said, “They claimed they were looking for documents with which to substantiate their wild allegations of corruption against Mr. Adoke. They did not find anything incriminating as there was no such document.
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“That action alone has established one fact, the EFCC has no shred of evidence on which they had charged Mr. Adoke to court. It was after charging him that they started hunting around for evidence. Is this justice?”
While Adoke insisted that the $1.3billion Malabu deal was done with the approval of former President Goodluck Jonathan and transparent, he however said that he may be forced to sue EFCC for harassment if they continue to harass members of his family in search of non-existing evidence.
“For whatever reasons, the EFCC appears to have a different opinion on the Malabu issue and has made the harassment of Mr. Adoke, his family and associates their pastime, without providing any proof of wrongdoing.
“We wish to warn that Mr. Adoke would no longer take these harassments of his family and serial invasions of his homes lying low and will now seek all legal means to enforce his rights, including asking for damages.”
The former minister has been in Holland since 2015.
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