Embattled former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, is reported to have been questioned by Netherlands security officials over his role in the Malabu oil, Guardian Newspaper says
It would be recalled that Adoke, in a letter to Vice-Presdient Yemi Osinbajo, stated that he is currently pursuing a university degree in Netherlands, hence his inability to honor the invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to answer questions on his role in the oil deal.
He also denied any wrong doing, saying that his detractors were making false allegations against him.
According to the Guardian Newspaper, Dutch Prosecutors have opened a case file on the ex-AGF- based on documents passed across to them by the Italian government investigators, who are investigating the role played by an Italian company, ENI, in the Malabu oil deal.
A source, who spoke to Guardian, confirmed that the Italian investigators have a “huge file” on the oil scandal, and are collaborating with the Netherlands to investigate Adoke.
According to the source: “They told us that they have already visited him once. He was not arrested but they have had a meeting with him already.”
The source also revealed that the government was also investigating several individuals who were given money in foreign currencies after the settlement was concluded.
However, the unnamed source stated that nothing was found on a particular individual who was not a direct beneficiary of the deal.
“I must tell you that this particular person was smart. We didn’t find anything on him even though he shared what came out of it. He used fronts – shell companies – so it is taking more time to track anything to him. Those already fingered in collecting money include two former ministers and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. They were said to have got $10 million dollars each,” the source was quoted to have said.
EFCC is yet to comment on the development.