Justice Musa Granted the request of the EFCC in an ex parte application filed by the EFCC on Friday,
The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja, has granted permission to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to detain the immediate-past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, for 14 days.
The EFCC lawyer Fatima Mustapha explained that the commission seeked to detain the ex-AGF so as to enable it complete its investigations of allegations involving the suspect.
It will be recalled that Adoke who was charged with with $1.1bn Malabu Oil scam in 2016 returned into the country to end his over four years old self-exile on Thursday.
The ex AGF was immediately arrested on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja by operatives of the International Police Organisation and handed over to the EFCC.
Adoke was earlier arrested in November and has since been detained by the INTERPOL in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
Following an agreement between him, INTERPOL, and Dubai authorities, he returned to Nigeria on Thursday.