By AFP: PUBLISHED: 22:33, 2 March 2017
Nigeria’s anti-graft agency on Thursday filed corruption charges against oil majors Shell and Eni over a $1.3 billion offshore block deal.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) accused 11 defendants of “official corruption”, according to court documents.
Shell, Eni and Agip, Eni’s Nigerian subsidiary, are alleged to have corruptly given the “aggregate sum of $801 million” to Nigerian businessmen and politicians.
This is the latest probe into the controversial 2011 oil deal that highlights endemic corruption within the sector.