Adoke: EFCC Initiated $6m Non-Prosecution Agreement with Suspect

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  •  Adopted the same procedure for Shell, Saipem, KBR, JGC

Gboyega Akinsanmi

Former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, on Wednesday disclosed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) initiated the $6 million non-prosecution agreement between the federal government and Tidex Nigeria Limited in 2011.

Adoke, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), also revealed that the anti-graft agency adopted the same method of settlements for Shell Nigeria, Saipem, KBR, Inc. and JGC Corporation, among others in 2011.

He made the disclosure in a statement he issued in response to a report by a national daily on Tuesday, noting that the anti-graft agency initiated the $6 million non-prosecution agreement under the chairmanship of Mrs. Farida Waziri.

The report had on Tuesday said the incumbent AGF, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN had directed the EFCC to investigate the 2011 non-prosecution agreement executed between the federal government and Tidex Nigeria Limited.

But Adoke, in a statement he personally signed on Wednesday, noted that the office of the AGF did not initiate these settlements contrary to a report published in a national daily on Tuesday.

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