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Why Adoke remains in custody despite bail – EFCC


About 24 hours after an FCT high court granted bail to a former justice minister, Mohammed Adoke, the EFCC has not released him from its custody

The acting spokesperson to the commission, Tony Orilade, told PREMIUM TIMES on Friday that the ex-official is still in detention ”as he has not been able to fulfil his bail conditions”.

”He is still with us because he is yet to fulfil his bail conditions,” Mr Orilade said in a telephone interview.

Mike Ozekhome, who represents the former AGF, told PREMIUM TIMES the defendant had fulfilled all his bail conditions adding that the next step rests with the EFCC.

Mr Adoke was granted bail on Thursday afternoon by Idris Kutigi, a judge at the divisional high court in Gwagwalada, Abuja.

PREMIUM TIMES learned he met the bail conditions by Thursday evening, a few hours after he was released, and the judge signed a warrant for his release, officials familiar with the matter said.

Rather than comply with the order to release Mr Adoke, EFCC officials instead demanded an ‘enroll order’ authorising Mr Adoke’s release, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.

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