Tue. Oct 27th, 2020

Trump wants immediate impeachment trial in Senate

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U.S. President Donald Trump said that he wanted the Senate to launch the impeachment trial immediately.

Trump made this known on his Twitter page late on Thursday.

“So after the Democrats gave me no Due Process in the House, no lawyers, no witnesses, no nothing, they now want to tell the Senate how to run their trial.

“Actually, they have zero proof of anything, they will never even show up.

 “They want out. I want an immediate trial!” Trump wrote.

On Wednesday, Trump became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached when the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted to find him guilty of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

Court okays Adoke’s detention in EFCC custody

FCT High court has granted an application by the anti-graft agency, EFCC to detain Mohammed Adoke, a former attorney-general, for 14 days.

Justice O.A. Musa on Friday approved that the EFCC detain Mr Adoke for 14 days pending his investigation and trial.

It can be recalled that Mr Adoke returned to Nigeria on Thursday after he was detained for over one month by authorities in Dubai.

Before his detention, Mr Adoke, who was justice minister in the immediate past Goodluck Jonathan administration, was on self-imposed exile abroad for four years during which he could not be served court papers by the EFCC.

The anti-graft agency is prosecuting Mr Adoke for his alleged roles in the Malabu OPL 245 scandal.

Mr Adoke has denied any wrongdoing in the matter.

As attorney-general, Mr Adoke mediated controversial agreements that ceded OPL 245 to Shell and Eni who in turn paid about $1.1 billion dollars to accounts controlled by an ex-convict and former petroleum minister, Dan Etete.

Shell, Eni, and their officials are being prosecuted for the scandal in Italy.

The EFCC on Thursday confirmed it had Mr Adoke in its custody, and also explained reasons for arresting the former minister.

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