Nigeria’s anti-graft agency said Tuesday it had filed corruption charges against a former justice minister over a US$1.3 billion dollar oil scandal involving international majors Shell and Eni.
Mohammed Adoke was arrested last month on arrival from the United Arab Emirates where he had been detained on a Nigerian warrant in connection with one of the West African state’s biggest-ever corruption scandals.
“We have filed multiple corruption charges in Abuja against Mohammed Adoke in respect of the Malabu oil deal. The former minister will appear in court soon,” Tony Oriade, spokesman for Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, told AFP.
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