The former Attorney General of the Federation AGF Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke, is reportedly ill while in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) for alleged crimes he committed.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, is said to be having spinal pain. He was arrested by the agency on Thursday in Abuja, moments after he returned to Nigeria from Dubai. He has since been undergoing interrogation on the sale of the $1.06b Malabu Oil Block. But the interrogation was suspended yesterday following the illness, The Nation learnt Saturday night.
The EFCC has sent a doctor and other medics to attend to the health challenge.
Sources said the grilling of the ex-AGF might resume on Sunday if he is fit enough to withstand the rigours of interrogation. The doctor’s opinion was being awaited last night. Adoke’s counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) wants him transferred to a medical facility. He also wants the ex-AGF granted an administrative bail.
But the anti-graft commission has asked Ozekhome to submit a formal letter on his demands tomorrow for consideration on merit. The EFCC has restricted access to Adoke, especially by lawyers, in order to give him a breathing space. Detectives of the EFCC had quizzed Adoke between 11am and 1pm before observing a break.