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Malabu Oil Scandal: Court Grants Adoke N50m Bail

The former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN) has been granted a bail of N50 million with one surety on Thursday.

Justice Abubakar Idris of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja ordered that the surety must be a Nigerian citizen with landed property within the jurisdiction of the court.

Also, the surety must appear with the defendant throughout the period of trial.

The Judge further asked Adoke to deposit his international passport with the Registrar of the court.

The former AGF was granted bail alongside his two co-defendants charged with offences bordering on the controversial Malabu Oil scam.

One of the defendants, Aliyu Abubakar was granted bail in the sum of N50m with two sureties who must have landed properties within the jurisdiction of the court.

Malubu Oil Scandal: Court Grants Adoke N50m Bail

He was also asked to deposit his international passport with the Registrar of the court.

Justice Idris stressed that any breach of the bail conditions during Abubakar’s trial will lead to immediate revocation.

The sureties are also expected to attend the trial with the defendant.

While the third defendant, Rasky Gbinigie was been granted bail in the sum of N10m with one surety.

Gbinigie was asked to sign an undertaking not to interfere with the trial or further investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Gbinigie’s surety must produce his/her three years tax clearance certificate, the Judge ruled.

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