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Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by wikkileaks: 12:12am On Apr 28, 2016
The PUNCH had exclusively reported on Wednesday that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice , Mr. Abubakar Malami, had directed the EFCC to probe the circumstances surrounding the deal reached by Adoke with Tidex.

The directive by the AGF to the EFCC was informed by a petition written by an Abuja-based lawyer, Mr. Max Ogar, who alleged that Adoke as the then AGF in 2011, exempted Tidex, otherwise known as Tidewaters, from prosecution after committing an offence of “importing toxins into the country”.

Attached to Ogar’s petition dated April 11, 2016, was a copy of the document, titled, “Terms of settlement and non-prosecution agreement between the Federal Government and Tidex Nigeria Limited.”

A copy of the non-prosecution agreement, which was obtained by our correspondent along with the petition, was signed by Adoke, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria; Godwin Obla, who served as the Federal Government’s lawyer, and the representatives of Tidex.

As part of the agreement, Tidex was to pay the sum of $6m into the account of the Federal Government with the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Five per cent of the $6m which amounts to $300,000 was to be paid to the Federal Government’s designated lawyer (Obla) as “legal costs and expenses” incurred by the Federal Government “in connection to the investigation carried out into the conduct of Tidewater”.

Ogar, who alleged that there were elements of “economic crime” in the deal, wants the EFCC to investigate among others, “what did the private citizen do to earn a fee of $300,000 and why didn’t the Solicitor General of the Federation witness the purported agreement?”

But Adoke said on Wednesday that he only signed the deal after the EFCC under the watch of Waziri had reached agreement with Tidex.

He also said the lawyer who represented the Federal Government in the agreement, Mr. Godwin Obla (SAN), was nominated by the EFCC.

He said, “am constrained to draw attention to the above caption published in The Punch Newspaper of Wednesday, 27 April 2016 to the effect that the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN had directed the EFFCC to investigate the 2011 Non Prosecution Agreement executed between the Federal Government of Nigeria and Tidex Nigeria Limited.

“I would ordinarily have refrained from commenting on the issue knowing fully well that the circumstances surrounding the execution of all the Non-Prosecution Agreements signed in 2011, are known to relevant Agencies of Government including the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and the EFCC. But, since the aforementioned publication hit the newsstands, I have been inundated with calls from genuinely concerned Nigerian’s seeking to know what is responsible for these deliberate attempts to smear my name and bring me to public odium?

“My answer is simply that the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation did not initiate these settlements. It was the EFCC, under the Chairmanship of Chief (Mrs) Farida Waziri, OON that initiated these settlements and nominated Mr. Godwin Obla, SAN as the Lawyer to represent their interest in the negotiations that were conducted under auspices of the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice. It was when the negotiations were concluded to the satisfaction of all the Parties, that I signed on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria and Mr. Emmanuel Akomoye (then, Secretary to the EFCC) signed on behalf of the EFCC. The copies of the agreements are in the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and I believe with the EFCC as well.

This was the procedure that was adopted in respect of all the settlements that were initiated by the EFCC in 2011 including those of Shell, Saipem, KBR, JGC, etc, that infracted the laws of the country.”


http://www.punchng.com/waziris-efcc-initiated-6m-no-trial-deal-suspect-not-adoke/

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by Jazzlite: 12:22am On Apr 28, 2016
Farida Waziri also ate our yams.

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by Standing5(m): 1:31am On Apr 28, 2016
These corrupt people sha . . . All manner of stealing at every level.

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by Ogunseyii: 9:00am On Apr 28, 2016
When the hunter becomes the hunted

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by MadCow1: 9:01am On Apr 28, 2016
na wah o..

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by alutarabbi: 9:03am On Apr 28, 2016
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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by Dottore: 9:04am On Apr 28, 2016
Yeparipa

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by Nobody: 9:04am On Apr 28, 2016
only God can save us from all these mad men in government

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by ohiza: 9:04am On Apr 28, 2016
Hmmm,..that is a good deal then instead of the constant chase of these criminals,let them pay up what dey took and walk away.

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by gobizzy101: 9:05am On Apr 28, 2016
They committed an offence of “importing toxins into the country” n d Jona led Fed. Govt signed a settlement and non-prosecution agreement wit dem @d cost of $6m, n d hoodlums here defending thieves r d once who consumed d toxins. Continue defending dem till der kill u.

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by ChukwuIbrahim: 9:05am On Apr 28, 2016
Kai Jonathan!
Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by Zico5(m): 9:07am On Apr 28, 2016
Anyone that steadily watched the activities of Adoke and Waziri under Gej regime will know how desperate and corrupt those two are. It really pained me that Gej was not voted in so that we can see the magic wand he would perform in repositioning the economy. Nigeria would have gone into abyss by now because things were about to be destroyed totally before he was voted out. That is why u can see how he is running from one country to another and staging kangaroo awards just for people to think he is a good man. Nemesis will catch up with him soon.

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by DrRasheed: 9:07am On Apr 28, 2016
Corruption at its peak. Thanks jonah for your collaboration and support in corrupt practices

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by dammytosh: 9:07am On Apr 28, 2016
They still want this to continue in the name of "Our Son"

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by iceberryose(m): 9:08am On Apr 28, 2016
What's wrong with humans?
We're the only animals that have sex cos of fun
We enjoy killing organisms of our species.

May God Help Us

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by SamuelAnyawu(m): 9:08am On Apr 28, 2016
Media Trials?

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by Day11(m): 9:10am On Apr 28, 2016
History will remember Jonathan's GOVT for one thing sad

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by OLUJOSHINS(m): 9:11am On Apr 28, 2016
smh


What were the toxins used for?


These people are killing Us ooooooooo


its one thing to accept bribe


but bringing in toxic substances to the country is quite deadly oooooo

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by Wellzpro: 9:13am On Apr 28, 2016
SamuelAnyawu:
Media Trials?
Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by Flyingngel(m): 9:14am On Apr 28, 2016
Am tired of all this news. Haba! Everyday it is either 2.4billion or 5billion or 115millionusd shady deal have been uncovered.
Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by igahdavid(m): 9:15am On Apr 28, 2016
Please oh, let me understand. Tidex brought in toxins into the country, paid FG $6m and signed a non prosecution agreement?

This is serious.

Where are the toxins deposited?

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by MiztaSanchez22(m): 9:15am On Apr 28, 2016
Stil tinkin of wat 2 say......kwaruption everiwhere.
Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by Btruth: 9:17am On Apr 28, 2016
Even Farida?
Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by YaksonFCA(m): 9:21am On Apr 28, 2016
$300,000 for legal fees? Naija why?

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by hadura29(m): 9:21am On Apr 28, 2016
DrRasheed:
Corruption at its peak. Thanks jonah for your collaboration and support in corrupt practices

I now see why Jonah said that a lot of heads will roll if he is being probed.. na WA ooo...

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by George2016(m): 9:27am On Apr 28, 2016
It's well with Nigeria.
Pls. we need that money at this point in time.
I pray the current Administration will use the recovery money well.
Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by Adeevah(m): 9:29am On Apr 28, 2016
Another award cum gbosa for uncle jonah...all our yam eaters will not make heaven

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by BolaLFC(f): 9:32am On Apr 28, 2016
Zico5:
Anyone that steadily watched the activities of Adoke and Waziri under Gej regime will know how desperate and corrupt those two are. It really pained me that Gej was not voted in so that we can see the magic wand he would perform in repositioning the economy. Nigeria would have gone into abyss by now because things were about to be destroyed totally before he was voted out. That is why u can see how he is running from one country to another and staging kangaroo awards just for people to think he is a good man. Nemesis will catch up with him soon.
I said this many times, people would have had their suffering x3 if d man had been voted in cos they've been used to spending anyhow

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by emmanuelbrown26: 9:33am On Apr 28, 2016
Chai Chineke God, why why why, what did we do to this people that they treat us dis way, toxin in dis country to finish us, thank Jah uncle jona is no more in power

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Re: Waziri’s EFCC Initiated $6m No-trial Deal With Suspect, Says Adoke by trisurface: 9:34am On Apr 28, 2016
As the supervising minister who had the final sign off, why did he append his signature if the procedure wasnt kosher?

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