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Court grants medical leave to former AGF Mohammed Adoke standing trial for corruption

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The federal high court, Abuja has on Friday granted the former attorney-general of the federation, AGF, Mohammed Adoke (SAN)  permission to travel to United Arab Emirates for a medical checkup. 

Adoke alongside one Aliyu Abubakar, a businessman, were re-arraigned by the EFCC on August 4 on an amended 14-count charge bordering on money laundering.

The former AGF, through his lawyer who is another former AGF, Kanu Agabi (SAN) filed an application to the court seeking permission to travel to Dubai for medical attention.

The application was countered by Bala Sanga, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

However, at the ruling on Friday, Inyang Ekwo, the judge of the case granted the Adoke’s application.

Ekwo said Adoke’s request was on health grounds so the court exercised its power of discretion.

The judge ordered that Adoke’s international passport be released to him so he can embark on his journey by December 15 and return to the country before January 10. 

Mohammed Bello Adoke (born 1 September 1963) was appointed the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Nigeria on April 6, 2010 by then Acting President Goodluck Jonathan. His tenure ended in April 29, 2015.

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