Malabu Oil scam: Court Grants Adoke, Others Bail

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The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja, has granted former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Adoke (SAN) bail in the sum of N50m and one surety.

According to the ruling on Thursday, January 30, 2020, the surety must be a Nigerian citizen with landed property within the jurisdiction of the court. The surety must also appear with the defendant throughout the period of trial. Mr Adoke was asked to deposit his international passport with the Registrar of the court.

The court also granted bail to two of Adoke’s co-defendants charged with offences bordering on the controversial Malabu Oil scam.

Justice Othman Musa who gave the ruling also granted bail to the second defendant, Aliyu Abubakar in the sum of N50m with two sureties who must have landed properties within the jurisdiction of the court.

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Abubakar is also to deposit his international passport with the Registrar of the court. The sureties are also expected to attend the trial with the defendant.

The sitting Judge stressed that any breach of the bail conditions during Abubakar’s trial will lead to immediate revocation.

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

Mr Gbinigie was asked to sign an undertaking not to interfere with the trial or further investigation by the EFCC.

According to the court’s ruling on Thursday, MR Gbinigie’s surety must produce his/her three years tax clearance certificate.

Yetunde Adegoke

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