The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has advised the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu to review the charge against former AGF Mohammed Adoke (SAN) and others for it to be provable, court papers revealed.

Malami in a letter to Magu dated September 17, 2017 said having fully examined the case summary, he was of the view that "nothing in the proof of evidence appears to have directly linked parties to the offenses as charged."

The letter marked as Exhibit 19 formed part of the documents attached to a suit by Adoke to urge a Federal High Court in Abuja to declare that his (Adoke) prosecution by the EFCC as illegal on the account that he was only carrying out presidential directives. 

Reading from the letter in court, Adoke's lawyer, Kanu Agabi (SAN) said Malami wrote that: "A curious observation of the entire file clearly indicates that the proof of evidence is unlikely to support the counts which border on fraud, conspiracy and money laundering.”

In a copy of the letter cited by our reporter, Malami said the reasons for the advice was that: “(a) there is nothing to show that the parties as constituted were at all times working together and having a meeting of the mind to wit: to forge CAC documents and use it for the purpose of divesting the shares of the complainant and thereafter enter into a settlement agreement with FGN and other parties to take delivery of the proceeds of sale of OPL 245.”

Abubakar Malami

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