New reports suggest that former President GOODLUCK JONATHAN, a former Attorney-General of the Federation, MOHAMMED ADOKE, as well as some members of the National Assembly may have received about $400m from the $1.3bn paid by oil giants Shell and Eni, into a Federal Government escrow account.
A former Russian Ambassador and Intelligence Officer, EDNAN AGAEV, was quoted as saying this while speaking with officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States.
Detectives in the US, the Netherlands and Italy are jointly investigating the $1.3bn Malabu scam which Nigerian officials have described as the biggest single scam ever perpetrated against the Nigerian people.
AGAEV’s testimony has since been tendered in an Italian court as evidence where ADOKE and a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, DAN ETETE are being charged.
ETETE is also said to be the owner of Malabu Oil and Gas Limited.
However, spokesman to former President, IKECHUKWU EZE described the new report accusing JONATHAN of receiving millions of dollars as a kickback to approve the sale of OPL 245 oil field as a recycled fallacy not different from one earlier fabricated.