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P&ID: Shasore, former Lagos attorney-general, spends Day 2 in EFCC custody

P&ID: Shasore, former Lagos attorney-general, spends Day 2 in EFCC custody
January 19
23:11 2022

Olasupo Shasore, a former Lagos attorney-general and commissioner for justice, is still in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Shasore arrived at the headquarters of the anti-graft commission on Tuesday to answer questions on his involvement in the Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) case.

The former Lagos attorney-general had represented Nigeria on the P&ID case.

The P&ID had won a $9.6 billion judgement against Nigeria in a British court. The company claimed it entered a contract to build a gas processing plant in Calabar, Cross River state and that the deal collapsed because the Nigerian government did not fulfil its end of the bargain.

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Shasore’s grilling by the EFCC comes months after he had spoken of the part he played in representing Nigeria on the P&ID matter.

Prior to his speaking on his involvement in the case, the federal government had told a UK court that the former attorney-general colluded with P&ID to avert justice in the controversial gas supply purchasing agreement (GSPA) contract.

But P&ID, while denying the allegation before the court, had said Shasore’s argument on the GSPA being void and his questioning of the jurisdiction of the tribunal “would have knocked out P&ID’s entire claim”.

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Meanwhile, Shasore’s interrogation by the EFCC comes months before a dispute between Nigeria and P&ID is scheduled for trial in the United Kingdom.

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