A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), has expressed his preference to be remanded in the Kuje Correctional Centre to being in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
His lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), who spoke on his behalf shortly after he was arraigned on fresh money laundering charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday made this known..
Adoke was arraigned alongside Aliyu Abubakar, who was accused of paying dollar equivalent of N300m into Adoke’s account in September 2013 in violation of the Money Laundering Act.
Ozekhome while arguing his client’s bail application , noted that his client was produced in court by the EFCC from the Federal Medical Centre near Jabi, Abuja, where he had been admitted for treatment.
After the defendants took their pleas, the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Bala Sanga, had urged the court to remand them in the custody of the EFCC pending when their bail applications would be heard and determined.
The defence lawyers immediately noted that they already filed their bail applications and had been responded to by the prosecution.
However, while arguing his bail application, Ozekhome urged the court to grant bail to the former AGF in liberal and affordable terms and conditions saying his client would prefer to be remanded in the Kuje Correctional Centre, instead of the custody of the EFCC.