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Nigeria issues arrest warrants for ex-ministers over Malabu oil deal - REUTERS

APRIL 18, 2019

ABUJA, April 17 (Reuters) - Warrants have been issued in Nigeria for the arrest of two former ministers over the sale of offshore oilfield OPL 245 by Malabu Oil and Gas in 2011, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said on Twitter on Wednesday.

Dan Etete, former petroleum minister, and ex-attorney general Mohammed Adoke, “are to be arrested anywhere they are found”, the EFCC said in the tweet. It said it followed a ruling by judge in the capital, Abuja.

The $1.3 billion deal has spawned legal cases spanning several countries and involving Nigerian government officials and senior ENI and Shell executives. (Reporting by Paul Carsten; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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