The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has filed fraud charges against a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, MOHAMMED ADOKE BELLO, a former petroleum minister, DAN ETETE; and a controversial businessman, ABUBAKAR ALIYU, and others for their roles in the Malabu one point one billion dollars shady deal.
The 9-count charge was filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
It was earlier reported that ADOKE-BELLO and former finance minister, YERIMA NGAMA, approved the transfer of about one point one billion dollars into Nigerian accounts controlled by ETETE.
The money was paid by oil giants, Shell and ENI, into a federal government account, for OPL 245, considered the richest oil bloc in Africa.
After the transfer to ETETE, over half of the money was paid to accounts of shady companies controlled by ABUBAKAR ALIYU.
Although ADOKE-BELLO has repeatedly claimed he did no wrong, investigations by authorities in Nigeria, UK, and Italy have found him culpable in the scandal.