Ade Adesomoju, Abuja
The immediate past Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, has arrived the Gwagwalada Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for his arraignment on fraud charges instituted against him and others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria was brought to the court for the Wednesday’s proceedings in a bus occupied mainly by the EFCC operatives and some policemen.
Adoke, who stepped out of the white bus on the court premises at 1.50 pm, walked into the courtroom using a walking stick as support.
Dressed in white with a cap to match, the ex-AGF appeared pale but put up a smiling face.
Surrounded by friends, he walked to the courtroom as fast as he could, unsupported by anyone.
When he arrived the courtroom, he greeted a battery of Senior Advocates of Nigeria, including Chief Wole Olanipekun, Chief Mike Ozekhome, Solomon Umoh, Olalekan Ojo, A. U Mustapha, and Paul Erokoro, seated in the courtroom.
After exchanging pleasantries with the senior lawyers, he chatted with some other lawyers before he later took his seat beside the dock.
As of the time of filing this report at 2.03 pm, the judge, Justice Idris Kutigi, was being awaited.