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Malabu: HURIWA Sues FG Over Adoke

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria HURIWA has petitioned the United Nations to compel the Federal Government to stop ‘persistent harassment’ of former Minister of Justice Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN) over the Malabu/Shell settlement.

The group, in a statement, said the petition became necessary after the expiration of its 74-hours ultimatum to Acting President Yemi Osinbanjo to direct the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to cease invading Adoke’s homes, which it said has led to the destruction of his legitimately earned assets.

The statement, by National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko and National Media Affairs Director Zainab Yusuf, said HURIWA has sent a team to Dakar, Senegal to submit a petition to Mr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the Representative of the UN Secretary General for West Africa.

HURIWA said the petition was to demand the world body’s intervention to get the Nigerian government guarantee the safety of the former minister from incessant threats.

The group said due to the threat, Adoke can’t return to Nigeria from Europe where he has gone for a post-master’s programme.

The petition was titled, “Petition on infringements by Nigerian Federal Government against the person of immediate past Federal Attorney General and Minister of Justice (AGF) Mr Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN) and his family members.”

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