Tag "OPL 245"

    Report: Italian prosecutor ‘concealing key evidence in Adoke’s trial’

Report: Italian prosecutor ‘concealing key evidence in Adoke’s trial’

A key evidence in the trial of Mohammed Bello Adoke, Nigeria's former attorney-general, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been hidden from an Italian court by prosecutors, THISDAY has reported. Adoke is being tried in Nigeria over allegations of money laundering in the OPL 245 affair while Shell and ENI are also being tried in Milan, Italy, over [...]

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    EXTRA: Adoke asks Buhari to send Magu’s name to senate for confirmation

EXTRA: Adoke asks Buhari to send Magu’s name to senate for confirmation

Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, says President Muhammadu Buhari should “immediately” send the name of Ibrahim Magu to the senate to be confirmed as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In what may be described as an ironic twist because Adoke is currently being tried by the EFCC over allegations related to the [...]

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    Malabu deal: Eni officials had support within EFCC under Jonathan, says witness

Malabu deal: Eni officials had support within EFCC under Jonathan, says witness

Officials of Eni, an Italian multinational oil and gas company, had support within the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) when Goodluck Jonathan was president, according to Piero Amara, a lawyer being investigated over the $1.1 billion Malabu oil deal. Amara, a former external lawyer of Eni, disclosed this in his statements to Milanese prosecutors, made available to Il Fatto Quotidiano, [...]

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    Court grants Adoke bail

Court grants Adoke bail

A federal capital territory high (FCT) court in Gwagwalada has granted N50 million bail to Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF). Adoke was arraigned on 42 counts of alleged fraud alongside Aliyu Abubakar, Rasky Gbinigie, Malabu oil and Gas Limited, Agip, a subsidiary of Eni, Shell Nigeria Ultra deep Limited and Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company Limited. The EFCC alleged [...]

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    OPL 245: Retired AIG testifies in Italian court, ‘contradicts self’

OPL 245: Retired AIG testifies in Italian court, ‘contradicts self’

The trial of Shell & Eni is ongoing in Milan, Italy, Valori.it, an Italian newspaper is reporting.  Italian authorities had asked prosecutors to produce Isaac Eke, a Nigerian witness who is a retired assistant inspector-general of police (AIG), in the ongoing probe of the $1.1 billion Malabu oil scandal. Eke was brought up by defendant Vincenzo Armanna, former Eni manager, who became [...]

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    Ozekhome kicks against detention of Adoke by EFCC

Ozekhome kicks against detention of Adoke by EFCC

Mike Ozekhome, counsel to Mohammed Bello Adoke, says the detention of the former attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice is "unnecessary". He has also asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release his client on health grounds. Adoke arrived Nigeria from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, after a five-week legal deadlock. He had been arrested by Interpol on [...]

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    Court fixes Dec 12 to hear Adoke’s suit against EFCC

Court fixes Dec 12 to hear Adoke’s suit against EFCC

A federal capital territory high court has scheduled December 12 for hearing of the motion filed by Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), challenging the charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC). Mike Ozekhome, counsel to Adoke, made this known on Wednesday. In an application, Adoke had asked the court to strike out his name from the OPL 245 case the [...]

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    Adoke asks court to strike out his name from Malabu case

Adoke asks court to strike out his name from Malabu case

Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has asked a federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Abuja to strike out his name from the OPL 245 case filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In an application filed before the court by his counsel, Mike Ozekhome, the former AGF said it is erroneous to include his [...]

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    Malabu scandal: Swiss court grants prosecutors access to ‘sensitive’ files

Malabu scandal: Swiss court grants prosecutors access to ‘sensitive’ files

A Swiss court has granted Italian prosecutors the permission to access materials seized from a Nigerian defendant which could shed light in the case of bribery linked to the sale of OPL 245 in 2011. Geneva officials had seized the briefcase containing the materials from Emeka Obi in the course of investigations into the sale of the oil block to Royal [...]

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    Adoke: How EFCC desperately cooked up evidence against me over Malabu

Adoke: How EFCC desperately cooked up evidence against me over Malabu

Mohammed Bello Adoke, the former attorney-general of the federation, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) manufactured evidence to implicate him in the bribery allegations over the Malabu/OPL 245 transaction. The senior advocate is currently on self-exile, alleging that the EFCC wants to humiliate him and also insinuating that there were plans to assassinate him because of the "powerful toes" he stepped [...]

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    Adoke: I did NOT take any bribe from Malabu/OPL 245 deal

Adoke: I did NOT take any bribe from Malabu/OPL 245 deal

Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has for the umpteenth time denied collecting a bribe from the OPL 245/Malabu deal. In an interview with Premium Times, Adoke said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) would have seized the property he was alleged to have bought with the bribe if there was any truth to it. The former minister of [...]

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    ‘We expected bribery allegation against Jonathan after S’Africa election duty’

‘We expected bribery allegation against Jonathan after S’Africa election duty’

Ikechukwu Eze, media adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, says the bribery allegation against his principal was expected after his election duty in South Africa. In a statement on Saturday, Eze said the former president did not ask for or receive any bribe in regards to the controversial OPL 245 oil deal. Documents reportedly filed at a London court by the federal [...]

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    OPL 245: Jonathan, Diezani conspired to receive bribe, FG tells London court

OPL 245: Jonathan, Diezani conspired to receive bribe, FG tells London court

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    Olusegun Aganga: I wasn’t involved in Malabu deal

Olusegun Aganga: I wasn’t involved in Malabu deal

Olusegun Aganga, former minister of industry, trade and investment, says he was never involved in any negotiations, scheme or discussions with anyone that resulted in the transfer of interest in Malabu. In a statement by Yemi Kolapo, his media aide, Aganga described the claim that he was involved in the deal as "totally false and completely misleading". He said the the Malabu transaction [...]

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    OPL 245: Adoke asks court to dismiss arrest warrant

OPL 245: Adoke asks court to dismiss arrest warrant

 Mohammed Adoke, former minister of justice and attorney general of the federation, has asked a federal high court in Abuja, to dismiss a bench warrant issued for his arrest. The court had ordered Adoke’s arrest alongside Dan Etete, former minister of petroleum, and four foreigners, Raph Wetzels, Casula Roberto, Pujato Stefano, and Burrato Sebastiano. This followed failure of the six individuals to [...]

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    Desperate persons ‘using EFCC to embarrass’ Adoke

Desperate persons ‘using EFCC to embarrass’ Adoke

The Citizens' Advocacy for Social & Economic Rights (CASER) has condemned the warrant arrest issued against Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation. A federal capital territory (FCT) high court had issued a warrant of arrest against Adoke over the controversial OPL 245 deal executed by the federal government in 2011. The court granted the order based on a suit filed by the [...]

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