By Danjuma Aliyu
A High Court judge declined the verbal request made for the arrest of former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN.
Johnson Ojogbane, counsel of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said the request was made so as to serve Mr Adoke, SAN who is said to be in Switzerland, with the charges preferred against him.
Mr Ojogbane argued that the warrant would be attached to relevant documents which needed to facilitate the arrest by the INTERPOL.
Instead of granting the request, Justice John Tsoho, of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja told the EFCC counsel, who made the request today, to bring the request in writing.
The judge explained that an arrest warrant was not needed for extradition proceedings.
The EFCC charged Mr Adoke, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, with illegal transfer of more than 800 million Dollars for the purchase of Oil Prospecting License, OPL, 245 to a former Minister of Petroleum, Don Etete and Malabu Oil.
The case has been adjourned till June 13.