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Adoke Petitions UN Over Alleged Threat To Life By FG, EFCC

A former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice in Nigeria Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN) has filed a petition before the UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) against the Federal Government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), accusing them of threatening his life.

In the petition which was filed by Femi Oboro, Adoke alleged that the government and the EFCC have embarked on unmitigated acts of persecution, intimidation, harassment, threat of deprivation right to life, unlawful interference with right to family life and livelihood as well as filing of phantom criminal charges against him.

According to him, some powerful forces were using state agencies, especially EFCC, because he resisted the use of his office for the control of Malabu Oil and Gas Limited and the proceeds from the disposal the of the assets of Malabu Oil and Gas Limited held in OPL 245, to Shell and ENI.

Adoke pleaded with the UNHRC to expeditiously consider the complaint and make its ruling and recommendations public in order to “end his persecution and once more provide an enabling environment for him to enjoy his family, return to the practice of his profession and assume his roles as the bread winner for his immediate and extended family.”

Source: TML News

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