Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC), says the commission has established evidence of
corruption against Mohammed Adoke, a former Minister of Justice and
Attorney-General of the Federation, and others.
The EFCC boss said this in reaction to Adoke’s account in his new
book, ‘Burden of Service: Reminiscences of Nigeria’s former Attorney
General’, accusing Magu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of persecution.
Magu in a statement by Wilson Uwujaren, anti-corruption’s spokesman,
said Adoke lied in his book that Osinbajo was using the commission to
The statement said: “The acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu,
categorically states that at no time did the Vice President discuss,
counsel, or direct him in any way on any issue concerning Mr. Adoke.
It is wicked and evil to make such a false allegation against anybody,
especially when it is based on hearsay.
“A prima facie case, bordering on official corruption was established
by the commission following investigations; culminating in court
charges against Adoke, Dan Etete, and others, which is still pending
before the Federal Capital Territory High Court and the Federal High
“The arraignment of Adoke, Etete and others could not take place
because they, along with other defendants, have remained at large,
refusing to make themselves available for trial.”
“Having now satisfied his long desire to titillate the public with
some tales by moonlight in the mould of a semi-autobiography, Adoke
should now make himself available for trial.”