The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, on a fresh six-count charge bordering on money laundering.
Adoke was re-arraigned on Monday alongside Aliyu Abubakar at the Federal High Court, Abuja before Justice Binta Nyako.
Mr Abubakar, the second defendant, is being charged on one count.
The EFCC alleged that the defendants, in September 2013, made payments in naira and dollar which equivalent was about N900 million into Adoke’s accounts in violation of various provisions of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act.
After the duo pleaded not guilty to the charges, prosecutor Bala Sanga urged the court to remand the defendants in EFCC’s custody pending hearing of the matter.
However, counsel to the defendants urged the judge to dismiss the request and grant them bail.
Adoke and his co-accused are also standing trial alongside others at the High Cou