Breaking: Court Issues Arrest Warrant On Ex- Petroleum Minister Dan Etete & Ex-AGF Adoke
Justice D.Z. Senchi of the Federal Capital Territory [FCT] High Court, Jabi, Abuja, has issued warrant of arrest on former Minister of Petroleum, Mr. Dan Etete.
Justice Senchi also issued warrant of arrest on former Attorney-General of the Federation [AGF] and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke.
Meanwhile, EFCC also got a warrant to arrest Raph Wetzels, Casula Roberto, Pujato Stefeno, and Burrato Sebastiano.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] announced this on its official Twitter handle on Wednesday.
The judge ordered that they be arrested anywhere they are found.
Etete and Adoke are implicated in the Malabu oil deal and being prosecuted by the leading anti-graft agency charged with the responsibility of investigation and enforcement of all economic crimes, EFCC.
#Breaking Justice D.Z. Senchi of a FCT High Court, Jabi has granted prayers of the EFCC, and issued a warrant of arrest against Dan Etete, ex-Minister of Petroleum & Mohammed Adoke, ex-AGF implicated in the Malabu Oil Deal. They are to be arrested anywhere they are found.
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) April 17, 2019
All the wanted men were meant to be arraigned before Justice Senchi on Wednesday to face charges related to the Malabu Oil Scandal but failed to show up.
The EFCC had since 2017 pressed charges against Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Co. Ltd, Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited, Eni Spa, Raph Wetzels, Casula Roberto, Pujato Stefeno, Burrato Sebastiano, Duazia Louya Etete (aka Dan Etete), Mohammed Bello Adoke, Aliyu Abubakar and Malabu Oil & Gas Limited. All the defendants declared wanted had repeatedly failed to appear before the court.
In view of their persistent absence in court, the EFCC had through its counsel, Aliyu Yusuf, brought a motion ex parte praying the court for a warrant of their arrest, and an order for leave to execute the warrant outside of the jurisdiction of the court.
At today’s proceeding, Justice Senchi, granted the prayers of the EFCC, and ruled that the Nigeria Police, the INTERPOL and any other law enforcement agency should arrest them anywhere they were found including outside jurisdiction of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) High Court.
The matter was adjourned till July 11, 2019 for further hearing.