Court sanctions arrest of ex-Petroleum Minister, ex-Attorney General

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DAN Etete, former minister of Petroleum and Mohammed Adoke, former attorney general may soon lose their right  to move about freely as ex-AGF an Abyja High Court on Wednesday, ordered their arrest.

D.Z. Senchi, justice of the FCT High Court, Jabi, has issued a warrant of arrest of Dan Etete, ex-Minister of Petroleum and Mohammed Adoke, ex-AGF who were implicated in the Malabu Oil Deal that has lingered over the years.

The court issued the order follwing the request for the warrant by the Economic anf financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, which can now arrest them anywhere they are found.

This is not the first time an arrest warrant has been issued and coming 10 days after an expected presentation by the ENI experts are expected on April 10.

Etete, Adoke and the four others are being prosecuted alongside Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company, and ENI, as well as Malabu Oil and Gas Ltd, Rocky Top Resource Ltd, Imperial Union Ltd, Novel Properties & Dev. Co. Ltd, Group Construction Ltd, and Megatech Engineering Ltd.

Political Economist reported that  although Adoke has consistently claimed that he is being persecuted, he has declined to appear in Nigeria to face trial. Last year, the EFCC said it had begun moves to extradite the former official.

The Malabu scandal involved the transfer of about $1.1 billion by Shell and ENI through the Nigerian government to accounts controlled by the former Nigerian petroleum minister, Dan Etete.

– Apr. 17, 2019 @ 16:59 GMT |

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