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Nigeria: Corruption accused ex-minister Adoke to stay in custody

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The Nigerian court has remanded a former justice minister in custody until his bail hearing scheduled for Monday.

The high-profile official was arrested in connection with the biggest-ever oil scandal in the West African state.

It is alleged that he collected a bribe worth 300 million naira to allow Shell and Eni oil companies to take oil block OPL245.

“Adoke is accused of using public office for gratification,” the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) statement reads.

During the latest hearing, the ex-minister pleaded not guilty.

The oil companies which were implicated in the case also deny all wrongdoings.

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