The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) sitting in Maitama, Abuja, on Friday granted permission to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) to detain the immediate past Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, for 14 days.
Justice Othman Musa granted the request in an ex parte application filed by the EFCC’s lawyer, Fatima Mustapha.
Mustapha said the plan to hold the former minister was to enable the commission complete its investigations into allegations involving the suspect.
Adoke who has been charged with $1.1 billion Malabu Oil scam since 2016, returned into the country to end his over four-year self-exile on Thursday.
He was immediately arrested on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja by operatives of the International Police Organisation and handed over to the EFCC.
Adoke was earlier arrested in November and detained by the International Police(INTERPOL) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Following an agreement between him, INTERPOL, and Dubai authorities, he returned to Nigeria on Thursday.