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Former attorney general Adoke reportedly arrested in Dubai

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Former attorney general Adoke reportedly arrested in Dubai

Former attorney-general of the federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke has been reportedly held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, by Interpol following confusion over a warrant of arrest that has already been vacated.

According to Premium times, Adoke was arrested shortly after arriving in Dubai on November 11. According to reports, Adoke had travelled to Dubai for medical evaluation after a court warrant for his arrest was vacated in October.

Recall, The EFCC has been after the former attorney general over claims he was involved in the controversial Malabu Oil deal. Mr Adoke however denied links to the alleged fraud and has been on self-exile since vacating office in May 2015.

Following a request by the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) a high court in the federal capital territory (FCT), Abuja issued a warrant of arrest against Adoke and four others on April 17, 2019 over the controversial OPL 245 deal executed by the federal government in 2011.

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