The money laundering trial of Nigeria former Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke has been Adjourned till 3rd of August 2020
Naija News recalls that the embattled Ex-Attorney-General of the Federation was dragged before by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court alongside an Abuja businessman, Aliyu Abubakar, on a seven-count charge of money laundering.
According to the charge filed by EFCC, Adoke was accused of among others, receiving the US dollar equivalent of N300m from Abubakar and paying the dollar equivalent of N367,318,800 to one Usman Mohammed Bello.
He was also accused of using N300m which was alleged to be part of the proceeds of unlawful activities, acts classified as offences under the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2011.
However, while defending himself earlier today, Adoke and Abubakar pleaded not guilty to the seven-count charge of money laundering as both prosecuting and defending counsel appealed for more time to get more facts on the case as revealed by EFCC.
They prayed the court to allow the defendants to continue to enjoy the bail earlier granted them. Justice Ekwo agreed to the request and adjourned till August 3 for the commencement of trial.