In letter to VP Osinbajo, ex-AGF Adoke, lies, muddles up Malabu oil scam matter

Bello Adoke
Bello Adoke

The immediate past Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, in a frantic move to avoid accounting for his unprofessional role in the transfer of $1.1 billion to an illegal company, Malabu Oil and Gas Limited for the sale of oil block OPL 245, has written to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, deliberately muddling up details of the transaction.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recently re-opened investigations into the scandal and had invited Mr. Adoke for questioning. Mr. Adoke is however yet to honour the agency’s invitation.

But in a desperate appeal for Mr. Osinbajo’s intervention in the matter, Mr. Adoke recycled the same catalogue of lies he had repeatedly circulated since his role in using the Federal Government as a platform for a secret deal with oil giants, Shell and Eni, to transfer the controversial fund to Malabu, an illegal company with fictitious directors and addresses, floated by a former Petroleum Minister and ex-convict, Dan Etete.

In the letter dated December 31, 2015, Mr. Adoke claimed he acted in the best interest of the country and accused those he described as agents of the Sani Abacha family; Lawal Abba, an associate of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and news website, specifically PREMIUM TIMES and Sahara Reporters, of orchestrating smear campaign against him.

PREMIUM TIMES had in the past published a series of extensive investigations revealing that Mr. Adoke acted unprofessionally and had consistently lied to cover up his involvement in the fraudulent transaction.

Contrary to his claim in the letter to Mr. Osinbajo that “the transaction aforementioned was legitimate, transparent and well documented, and above all, self-explanatory,” PREMIUM TIMES extensive investigations into the deal had revealed that it was fraught with corruption and monumental fraud.

While Mr. Adoke tried to deflect attention from his involvement in the scandal by alleging that the Abacha family was sponsoring a smear campaign against him, he deliberately avoided addressing the core issues of the controversial transaction.

Firstly, Mr Adoke avoided addressing the question of the illegal status of Malabu Oil and Gas, the company to which he authorized the transfer of $1.1 billion.

While Mr Adoke continued to insist that the deal was illegal, the Corporate Affairs Commission, an agency on whose board Mr Adoke once sat, had placed a caveat on the company’s file after being briefed by the EFCC that the company was under investigation and that its record had been breached.

Also, before the payment was made, Mr Adoke was informed that he was dealing with fraudsters.

A letter titled “Unauthorised alterations of Malabu Oil and Gas Limited Ownership Structure,” signed by Abdullahi Haruna, a principal solicitor at a law firm, Onekutu, Haruna and Co., was handed over to Mr Adoke in May 2011 when he assumed duties as attorney general, warning him that people he was dealing with had manipulated and falsified company records with the Corporate Affairs Commission.

Mr. Haruna also briefed Mr. Adoke of the history of Malabu and the alleged criminality of Mr. Etete.

“We humbly request that the Honourable Attorney General intervene in these negotiations and prevent the conclusion of the transaction on the basis of fraudulent misrepresentation,” Mr. Adoke was told.

Separate investigations by PREMIUM TIMES and the EFCC revealed that the ownership structure of the company was illegally changed and a fictitious new director, Kweku Amafegha, which was created by Mr. Etete, introduced with six million shares.

By that act, Mr. Etete and other promoters of Malabu violated section 563 of the companies and allied matters act and are liable to at least seven years in prison by virtue of sections 190 and 436 of the criminal code act.

“Section 190 and Section 436 (b) of the Criminal Code Act is applicable to the conduct of the promoter of Malabu, in that a false representation or declaration was made to induce the Corporate Affairs Commission to issue an incorporation certificate,” said Jiti Ogunye, a Lagos based lawyer.

A PREMIUM TIMES investigation also revealed that all the office addresses provided to authorities by Malabu were fake.

But Mr. Adoke, in his letter to the Vice President, did not explain why, as the most senior legal officer of the last government, he approved the payment of such a huge sum of money to a company enmeshed in corruption of which he received advance warnings.

Further, Mr Adoke also need to explain why he negotiated with Mr. Etete when he (Etete) was never listed as a director of the company.

Another important fact of the transaction Mr. Adoke avoided talking about was the haste at which the transaction was concluded with Mr Etete.

PREMIUM TIMES investigation at the time revealed that Mr Adoke, in cohort with a former Minister of State for Finance, Yerima Ngama, on August 16, 2011, hurriedly and secretly authorised the transfer of the money to Malabu from a Nigerian government account with JP Morgan International Bank, a day before the assumption of duties of the immediate past Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Malabu subsequently transferred the money to other phony companies with falsified addresses in what the EFCC described at the time as a “cloudy scene associated with fraudulent dealings”.

Below is a copy of Mr. Adoke’s letter to Vice President Osinbajo.

31st December 2015

His Excellency,

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON

Vice President,

Federal Republic of Nigeria,

Aso Rock,

Abuja.

Your Excellency,

RE: RESOLUTION OF THE DISPUTE BETWEEN SHELL ULTRA DEEP NIGERIA LIMITED, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA (FGN) AND MALABU OIL & GAS LIMITED IN RESPECT OF OPL 245 NOW SUBJECT OF INVESTIGATION BY THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC)

May I respectfully draw Your Excellency’s esteemed attention to the above subject matter which is now a subject of investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and to present the true facts in so far as they concern the official and professional role played by the office of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (HAGF) during my tenure. This has become necessary in order to set the records straight in view of the spurious allegations, mischievous and misleading publications on the subject matter in the media (particularly the online media).

  1. Your Excellency may please note that except for those whose sole intentions are to denigrate and impugn my integrityfor resisting attempts to use the Office of the HAGF to further narrow selfish business interests, the transaction aforementioned was legitimate, transparent and well documented, and above all, self explanatory. I trust therefore that this brief will afford you the opportunity to dispassionately examine the records and come to a fair and just assessment of the matter.
  2.      A few weeks ago, I was informed through the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Federation (DPPF) that the Federal Ministry of Justice was in receipt of a letter from the EFCC inviting me to its office for an interview on the Malabu Oil Transaction with Shell/ENI. I was however unable to immediately honour that invitation as I was writing my end of semester examinations at the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands where I am currently studying for an Advanced LL.M Degree in Public International Law. I therefore requested that the invitation be deferred to 28th December 2015 pending the completion of my examination.
  3. However, on deep reflection, I found the invitation rather curious, unconventional and mischievous especially as I acted purely in an official capacity and the EFCC could easily have had recourse to the sitting HAGF for clarifications since the records were in the Federal Ministry of Justice as government is a continuum. I therefore phoned the HAGF and notified him of the development and offered a detail explanation of what had transpired. I also impressed on him the need to protect the office from unwarranted attacks and machinations of those out to destroy it in view of its unique constitutional role in governance. I followed up by sending him a written brief with a copy of the attached Comprehensive Position Paper to enable him familiarise himself with the transaction in the event that official files in the Federal Ministry of Justice could not, for one reason or the other, be easily traced.
  4. It was after this development that I was made to understand that there were plans by some individuals who had become aware that I would be honouring the invitation of the EFCC on 28thDecember2015 to humiliate me. I was also informed that these individuals had enlisted a notorious online media (Sahara Reporters) to smear my name with allegations of corruption and bribery and that some agents of the Abacha family and one Lawal Abba acting for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President were behind the scheme. According to the information, their motive was predicated on the following:

(a)    the claim that they were shareholders in Malabu Oil & Gas Limited and had been short-changed by the main shareholder   of the company, and

(b)    that I had refused to use my official position as Attorney    General of the Federation to help them get their dues from the main shareholder.

  1. Your Excellency, as preposterous as these assertions were, I was forced to give credence to them when on 27th December 2015, Sahara Reporters and Premium Times published that I was scheduled to appear for interrogation at the EFCC on 28th December 2015 and will thereafter be detained and charged to court. It was also falsely published that I was involved in the Halliburton bribery scandal, when the said scandal predated my tenure. It will be recalled that it was during my tenure that the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation in collaboration with the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) under the leadership of General Aliyu Gusau and the EFCC proceeded against the Companies that were involved in the bribery scandal and got them to pay reparations for ‘reputational damage’ to the country totaling almost $180 Million even when by the penal sanctions contained in our laws, the companies could only have paid pittance. The records are there to show what was achieved and that the monies were paid into the Federal Government accounts with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
  2. It is apparent from these publications that the intention is not necessarily the clarifications sought by the EFCC but a carefully orchestrated plan for my assured unjustified persecution, humiliation and disgrace by a known group with interest in the Malabu matter that are aggrieved over my official role in the resolution of the case. The said group has now joined forces with those desperate to malign me by using the present investigation by the EFCC to humiliate my person. My refusal to take a particular position they had sought and impressed upon me after the resolution of the matter was concluded is the root of all this blackmail.
  3. Your Excellency, I make bold to state that any responsible Attorney General of the Federation would have done what I did to safeguard the interest of the country and avoid a liability that potentially stood against the country. It is in this regard that I respectfully urge Your Excellency to carefully consider and ascertain from the documentation supplied, the following facts:

(i)      that Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 245 was granted to Malabu Oil & Gas Limited by the administration of General Sani Abacha, GCFR  in 1998;

(ii)     that OPL 245 was subsequently revoked by the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR in 2001and re- allocated to Shell Nigeria Ultra Deep Limited (SNUD) in 2002 under a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) arrangement;

(iii)    that at the time of revocation and re-award, Malabu and SNUD had a binding Joint Operating Agreement to exploit the block with SNUD as technical partner to the Venture;

(iv)    that aggrieved over the revocation, Malabu petitioned the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum. After a public hearing, the House condemned the revocation and re- allocation to SNUD and recommended that the block be restored to Malabu;

(v)     that Malabu also sued the FGN and SNUD at the FHC in Suit No FHC/ABJ/CS/420/2003 claiming several declaratory reliefs including an order setting aside the re-allocation to SNUD and a restoration of the block to Malabu. The suit was struck out but   on appeal, the parties entered into a settlement dated 30th November 2006 which were executed by my predecessor in office, Chief Bayo Ojo, SAN, CON;

(vi)    that the Terms of Settlement were filed in court as consent judgment and a key term in the settlement was the restoration of the Oil block 245 to Malabu by the FGN;

(vii)   that pursuant to the Terms of Settlement, President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2006 rescinded his earlier revocation and restored    the Oil block 245 to Malabu;

(viii)  that at this time SNUD had already expended huge resources of over $500 million to de-risk the Oil block under the existing arrangement with the FGN and had found oil in commercial quantities. This was inspite of the pending litigation instituted by Malabu;

(ix)    that Shell was equally aggrieved over the unilateral revocation of the block by the FGN and commenced Arbitration proceedings at the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claiming over $2 billion from the FGN for breach of contract, loss of investment and special damages;

(x)     that It was under the above circumstances that I, as AGF encouraged a definitive resolution between the parties who themselves had expressed an intention to settle but were untrusting of each other given their antecedents;

(xi)    that title on OPL 245at the date of settlement in 2006 and the Resolution Agreement in 2011 vested exclusively in Malabu subject only to the terms and conditions in the allocation;

(xii)   that the interest of the FGN at the time of resolution in 2011 was to ensure the payment of the signature bonus on the block and   that the block was developed to enable the country earn revenue through royalty and taxes;

(xiii)   that consistent with Nigerian law governing oil and gas and the allocation of oil blocks, the signature bonus due and payable to the FGN amounting to $210 million was duly paid and acknowledged. The taxes and royalties associated with oil produced from the block are also now being paid. This is contrary to the lies and misinformation being peddled that Nigeria was short changed in the transaction.

(xiv)  that at all times material to the resolution of the disputes between Malabu/Shell/FGN one Mohammed Sani who now   claims to be Mohammed Abacha was not a party to the transaction and did not disclose any personal or family interest in OPL 245 to the administration of Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar GCFR or to the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR;

(xv)   that Mohammed Abacha did not participate in the negotiations leading to the resolution or settlement       agreements;

(xvi)  that Mr. Abacha surfaced only after the tripartite resolution of the matter between Shell/Malabo and the FGN to request that the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation should prevail on the main shareholder of Malabu to respect their interests in Malabu by paying them part of the proceeds;

(xvii) that rather than use the courts to resolve their internal company issues in Malabu, they have resorted to the use of the apparatus of state to settle scores with imaginary perceived enemies;

  1. Your Excellency would upon an objective determination of the distilled issues come to the irrebuttable conclusion that at all times material to the resolution of the dispute, conscious efforts were made by the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to safeguard national interest. Furthermore, in the negotiations, the office of the Attorney General ensured that all relevant MDAs including the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) were represented and participated to ensure compliance with extant laws and processes.
  2. It is therefore incorrect and contrary to as widely claimed in some quarters that the money that was paid to Malabu, which was only warehoused in an escrow account, was meant for the Nigerian Government and that the country was thereby shortchanged. Malabu as title-holder of the oil block merely dispensed of her interest in it as allowed by law. This indeed is the case with similar oil blocks allocated to several notable Nigerians who also disposed of their interests to oil multinationals and are enjoying the proceeds without any eyebrow or allegations of corruption.
  3. Your Excellency, I have explained in detail the history of the transaction trusting that you are in a better position as a one-time Attorney General of Lagos State and the current Vice President to objectively appraise the situation and brief the President truthfully so as to discourage the lies being peddled by mischief makers. This will not only bring my persecution to an end, but also protect the institution that the exalted office of the Attorney General of the Federation represents as well as guarantee its independence and prevent its destruction on the altar of political expediency.
  4. I am not unmindful of the need for public officers to be held accountable for their service. In this respect, if Shell and or ENI have infracted on the laws of their home countries either by non-disclosures and or tax evasion, our duty is to assist their home governments if requested to ascertain the truth but not to undeservedly criminalize our public office holders to satisfy the narrow and selfish interest of shareholders fighting over assets of their company.
  5. While thanking Your Excellency for your patience and valuable time, I want to assure you that I discharged my duties as the Chief Law Officer of the Federation with conviction, integrity and candor striving at all times to protect national interest. While I acknowledge that I am human and not infallible, I remain very proud of my record of service as Attorney General of the Federation.
  6. Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest regards and personal esteem.

 

Yours sincerely,

MR. MOHAMMED BELLO ADOKE, SAN, CFR

 

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  • BobSolo

    Another corrupt SAN…why is our SANs associated with corruption…is that what SAN stands for…

  • IZON Redeemer

    t seems Premium Times does not even understand the issues at stake concerning the oil block that Abacha gave to etete—-at all–It is really sad—-The issues at stake concerns the son of Abacha who claims the oil block was a gift from the father late abacha to Ijaw man etete. For the two of them to share–Now an Ibo man comes in and says he must also share in the proceeds of the oil block–So the entire crisis involves 3 people———–But in the letter of allocation to Etete none of these people names are mentioned–So what evidence do u have to shwo in court that Abacha actually said his son should share in the proceeds of the oil block? Given a situation where the name of the siad Abacha son was not on the letter-It was only when Etete incorporate Maluba that his name cropped uo into the deal-While the Ibo man who claims he was instrumental to making abacha gift Etete—the oil block alleges abacha asked him to share in the proceeds of the oil block But never said same to danjuma—The question is why is it that –the oil block of etete is dispute but not that of danjumah? Aware etete-started taking care of Abacha in the army as a friend long before he became a head of state—————

  • IZON Redeemer

    stop deleting comments—let the truth be told to the world——-who gave Damjuma his oil block—and how did Etete obtained his–and from whom’

    • Reason-ability

      We are all Nigerians so what is wrong in Danjuma getting an oil block which he must have paid for. If you have evidence of fraudulent acquisition of the oil block like the Malabu one, then, please report the case to EFCC.

  • Burning Spear

    he Wondering Wanderer….

    20 MOST RICHEST OML’s IN NIGERIA AND THEIR OWNERS…

    (1) This oil block business is so lucrative that Danjuma’s Sapetro divested of its investment in Akpo condensate for $1billion dollars. This business is second to none in Nigeria. That is why any attempt to investigate the activities in this sector will always be futile. The money is so much that they give bribes in millions of dollars. A birthday gift or child naming gift from an oil block owner to a government official could be as paltry as $2million dollars, and if the official’s father died, the condolence gift could reach mere $3 million dollars. When they want to bribe legislators, it is in millions of dollars and any ongoing investigation ends within weeks. They are so confident that with excess money they can buy up Nigeria and they are succeeding

    (2) OML 110 with high yield OBE oil fields was given Cavendish Petroleum owned by Alhaji Mai Daribe, the Borno Patriarch in 1996 by Sanni Abacha. OBE oil field has estimated over 500 million barrels of oil. In layman’s language and using average benchmark of $100 dollars per barrel, translates to $50 billion dollars worth of oil reserve. When you remove the taxes, royalties and sundry duties worth about 60% of the reserve payable over time you get about $20billion dollars worth of oil in the hands of a family.

    (3) OPL 246 was awarded to SAPETRO, a company owned by General Theophilus Danjuma, by Sanni Abacha in 1998. Akpo condensate exports about 300,000 barrels of crude daily.

    (4) NOML 112 and OML 117 were awarded to AMNI International Petroleum Development Company owned by Colonel Sanni Bello in 1999. Sanni Bello is an inlaw to Abdulsalami Abubakar, former Head of State of Nigeria.

    (5) OML 115, OLDWOK Field and EBOK field was awarded to Alhaji Mohammed Indimi from Niger State. Indimi is an inlaw to former Military President Ibrahim Babangida.

    (6) OML 215 is operated by Nor East Petroleum Limited owned by Alhaji Saleh Mohammed Gambo.

    (7) OML 108 is operated by Express Petroleum Company Limited is owned by Alhaji Aminu Dantata.

    (8) OML II3 allocated to Yinka Folawiyo Pet Ltd is owned by Alhaji W.I. folawiyo

  • Burning Spear

    The Wondering Wanderer….

    20 MOST RICHEST OML’s IN NIGERIA AND THEIR OWNERS…

    (1) This oil block business is so lucrative that Danjuma’s Sapetro divested of its investment in Akpo condensate for $1billion dollars. This business is second to none in Nigeria. That is why any attempt to investigate the activities in this sector will always be futile. The money is so much that they give bribes in millions of dollars. A birthday gift or child naming gift from an oil block owner to a government official could be as paltry as $2million dollars, and if the official’s father died, the condolence gift could reach mere $3 million dollars. When they want to bribe legislators, it is in millions of dollars and any ongoing investigation ends within weeks. They are so confident that with excess money they can buy up Nigeria and they are succeeding

    (2) OML 110 with high yield OBE oil fields was given Cavendish Petroleum owned by Alhaji Mai Daribe, the Borno Patriarch in 1996 by Sanni Abacha. OBE oil field has estimated over 500 million barrels of oil. In layman’s language and using average benchmark of $100 dollars per barrel, translates to $50 billion dollars worth of oil reserve. When you remove the taxes, royalties and sundry duties worth about 60% of the reserve payable over time you get about $20billion dollars worth of oil in the hands of a family.

    (3) OPL 246 was awarded to SAPETRO, a company owned by General Theophilus Danjuma, by Sanni Abacha in 1998. Akpo condensate exports about 300,000 barrels of crude daily.

    (4) NOML 112 and OML 117 were awarded to AMNI International Petroleum Development Company owned by Colonel Sanni Bello in 1999. Sanni Bello is an inlaw to Abdulsalami Abubakar, former Head of State of Nigeria.

    (5) OML 115, OLDWOK Field and EBOK field was awarded to Alhaji Mohammed Indimi from Niger State. Indimi is an inlaw to former Military President Ibrahim Babangida.

    (6) OML 215 is operated by Nor East Petroleum Limited owned by Alhaji Saleh Mohammed Gambo.

    (7) OML 108 is operated by Express Petroleum Company Limited is owned by Alhaji Aminu Dantata.

    (8) OML II3 allocated to Yinka Folawiyo Pet Ltd is owned by Alhaji W.I. folawiyo

  • Dazmillion

    Why is Adoke writing a long letter to the VP? It would be better for him to turn up at the EFCC instead and clear his name. This malabu case was the first act of major corruption perpetuated by Mr Fortunate when he got into office.

    • tundemash

      He’s still used to PDPigs’ ways of doing things a.k.a family affair.

      • David Adeniran

        Lol!

      • Paul Young

        lol @ family affair

      • Dazmillion

        That kind of will not get him anywhere now

  • Oil Crimes Inc.

    Editor Premium Times,

    Why Adoke Muhammed is going to jail…..

    •”Malabu as title-holder of the oil block merely dispensed of her interest in it as allowed by law”.

    ……………Adoke Muhammed

    In law, a criminal means anyone implicated as privy in a set of facts
    having criminal consequence(s). On that definition, Adoke Muhammed is a criminal,
    He said Malabu Oil company was the title-holder of OPL 245. But the question then is:
    Who was a registered board member of Malabu Oil that Adoke Muhammed negotiated with,
    given that Dan Etete is not listed as Board Director in Malabu’s Articles of Incorporation? None!

    On that singular point, Adoke Muhammed is a criminal liable to arrest and detention
    for conspiracy. No two lawyers thinking properly can disagree on that point of inferred
    criminal conspiracy to defraud the Nigerian treasury. There’s the other clear-cut criminal act
    by Adoke Muhammed. It is his intentional and direct violation of the laws of Nigeria for corrupt
    purposes laden with fraud.

    Under the Petroleum Act, OPL 245 was a concessionary oil bloc
    granted an indigenous oil company under a federal law forbidding a foreign company from ever
    holding more than 40% interests in it. But what did Adoke Muhammed do? He finessed a violation
    of that federal law by signing away 100% of OPL 245 to a foreign consortium of SHELL and ENI AGIP.
    Adoke Muhammed is daft on point of law to then suggest a violation of Nigerian law is in Nigeria’s interest.

  • sir Oscie

    The erstwhile attorney general should go to the EFCC an clear his name instead of trying to draw innocent people into the fray.

    #SayNoToLooters

  • joe

    The title SAN is now synonymous with SCAM! Decent lawyers should start rejecting attaching that Suffix to their names

    • Vigilantes2000

      @Ola_joe:disqus

      This fraud will not stand.
      The oil bloc OPL 245 is the collective asset of all Nigerians,
      not the personal property of Dan Etete and Adoke Muhammed to be shared at will
      as their private profits. Altogether, a whopping sum of 1.1 BILLION US. DOLLARS
      was spirited to London and shared out there between the five criminal conspirators.

      Dan Etete has confessed publicly that he got $250 million. The other four criminals
      then shared and pocketed the balance amongst themselves, less the $176 million
      frozen by the British Court in London. This is a financial crime against humanity.

      One billion dollars just signed away by Adoke Muhammed
      under the colour of office to himself and his four co-conspirators, in a
      country suffering without electricity supply in the heart of the commercial capital
      city of Lagos for nine (9) days running, is a crime against humanity.

    • Son of Truth

      Na true i want talk again O!….well well….if i dey lie O….well, well…… ….Make Edumare punish me O….

      …..well well …..make Chineke punish me o….well well……make Obatala punish me O….well well………

      S.A.N IS NO BETTER THAN A BADGE OF INFAMY BOUGHT AND SOLD AFTER A TIP
      AND A HANDSHAKE AS CRIMINAL MASK WITHOUT A CORRELATION WITH MERITS.

  • MushinSpeaks

    The definition of the past administration is called corruption. Nothing good can ever come out from that party..even its officials bow to shame and impunity, squandered our resources and left us with this present mess.

  • Spyman29

    Mr. Adoke, it will be nice you honour the EFCC invitation and explain all these to them. I don’t believe honouring an EFCC invitation is tantamount to been guilty

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    This APC government is irresponsible and hopeless. How did Premium Times lay its hands on a letter written to the dwarf called Osinbajo? I have also noticed that Premium Times has virtually become the media wing of EFCC. What this APC government is doing is setting a terrible precedent just because it wants to continue to try people in the media. It is unfortunate that APC hypocrites and criminals have taken over in Nigeria. One thing is sure, though: APC will be given a taste of its own medicine when the time comes. The last time I checked, our laws still presume people innocent until they are proven guilty.

    • Rommel

      How did they also lay hands on the letter written by OBJ to then president Jonathan?

    • Reason-ability

      You are really the lowest of all lows-a total subhuman. Our VP is not a dwarf but why are you even abusing dwarves? God created dwarves as well as giants, but you must have been created by a Satan.

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        BTW, Osinbajo is also a fake pastor. A real Pastor will not be found dead in the camp of senile, illiterate certificate forger and perjurer MuhamMADu Buhari.

    • Paul Young

      I dont even know what to say to you. What values do you teach your kids when you yourself have none. Well my dear Omooba if you like go and cry a river, Jonathan is no longer President and that free money you were making is no more. Go and work hard for your money now like the rest of us. When you realise that there is joy in earning your money legitimately the you will come back and thank me later

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        Please keep your unsolicited advice to yourself. I stand by my post.

        • Paul Young

          Well your post is very unbecoming of an educated man like you

          • Sir Demo

            Educated? He is one of the certificated goons. Certificates but little education!

        • Sir Demo

          Of course retards aren’t capable of change!

    • Sincerely Yours

      Who is the innocent one here – Adoke or Etete, who has been indicted even in France.

    • Sparzo

      Omooba oshi wo ni tire?

    • Sir Demo

      Your sickness is now beyond cure!

    • Arogbo

      May the thunder fire of God strike you for calling our honorable vice president a dwarf. Yeye ole like you.

  • Mr. Abdin

    I am really wondering how a Senior Advocate of Nigeria like Adoke is trying to divert from the reality on ground by trying to start calling names that will not help him. He should just honour the invitation of the EFCC and clear his name.

  • Nuorah

    Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke,SAN, CFR Mentioning names can not save you from that case unless you cleare your self from that mess.God bless our country Nigeria.

  • Zirem

    Why the name calling? Adoke is the first public officer holder that has been invited by the EFCC, others have gone and come out quietly. So he should honour the invitation and stop trying to divert attention.

  • wazobia scatter!!!!!!

    so,which planet is he writing from?

    • Arogbo

      He’s writing from Planet Africa.

      • wazobia scatter!!!!!!

        still wandering why efcc has not declared him wanted like maina ……………………. one of the most shameful thing that can happen to any nation,to have a former attorney general run from being probed or prosecuted for corruption ………………………….

  • Alhajivinco

    I can’t believe such a common crook talks about integrity in his letter. Another SAN, soiled advocate of Nigeria who was appointed SAN and Fed AG on quota and without regard to pedigree. How hypocritical can he be to now seek to exonerate himself from the massive Malabu fraud when everyone knows the millions of dollars he reaped in the illegal deal? Disgusting!

    • xwp2000

      @alhajivinco:disqus

      Adoke Muhammed must be arrested, detained, arraigned, then, docket in court,

      convicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud, and, sentenced to a term in prison,

      whilst he will be liable to expulsion from the legal profession for infamy on a principle

      analogous to the same principle on which Kunle Kalejaiye (S.A.N) was expelled too.

  • Sparzo

    That he is writing to the vp itself is corruption.

    He expects and/or wants the vp to step into an stop
    a legitimate and legal investigation into his conduct as AGF in the payment of $1.1B
    to an illegal company, with a fictitious address and directors floated by an ex convict.

    ”That is how this country be
    That is why every thing de scatter”. Fela Kuti.

    • Sir Charles

      End Time!!!

      Google

      Rosary of the Unborn

      • Sparzo

        And which egbesu cult do you belong to
        I can see why you evil lot chop peoples head off,
        But why burry them in front of their house. with a cross that looks like a sword.
        Is that some kind of human sacrifice?

  • Otile

    Seventeen Northern Nigerians have been arrested after attempting to cross the border into Niger on their way to Libya with no valid papers, a senior Nigerian immigration official said, AFP news agency reports.

    The 17 were intercepted in batches at a border crossing with Niger, said the head of immigration for Katsina state, Ahmed Alhaji Alfa. “Our investigation revealed that their mission was to cross border en route to Agadez in Niger and then to Libya,” he added

    • aisha ani

      Otile, ba wo ni?

    • Sir Charles

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    • Sparzo

      Sahara reporters says, ”thirteen Edo state indigenes,
      were arrested in Kano with Fake international passport enroute to Libya”

      I do not know who makes up more la la stories. You or this Adoke guy.

  • Sir Louis

    The problem with Adoke and other Jonathan era characters is that they never reckoned that one day they would be seriously called to account. And being a lawyer of high standing, one expects him to be courageous or did he not keep his records.He should keep his date with the new EFCC and give account of his deeds. Calling names and looking for imaginary enemies to curry sympathy will not save him let alone appealing to the Vice President. Or did Professor Osinbajo know when he transferred the money to Malabu Oil?

  • Spoken word

    What do you expect from a charge and bail lawyer.