The chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay has confirmed the arrest of former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke.
Prof Sagay during a courtesy visit to the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said the arrest is the latest success in the fight against corruption under the federal government.
Mr. Adoke is facing criminal charges bordering on alleged abuse of office and money laundering with respect to the granting of the Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 245 to Shell and ENI, brought against him and four others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
His arrest follows a warrant issued by a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja requested by the EFCC. He added that the fight against corruption is gaining momentum under the Buhari-led Federal Government due to the fightback from its beneficiaries.