Shell accuses ex-exec over Nigeria oil deal

Shell has filed a criminal complaint in the Netherlands against a former employee in connection with a 2011 oil deal in Nigeria, a company spokesman said Wednesday.

News of the complaint, which was filed last week, comes at the same time the energy giant is facing a criminal trial in Italy over an allegedly corrupt scheme to acquire a Nigerian oil block called OPL 245.

Though the complaint is not connected to the billion dollar OPL 245 deal, the employee was working for Shell when both deals took place.

“Based on what we know now from an internal investigation, we suspect a crime may have been committed by our former employee…against Shell in relation to the sale process for Oil Mining Lease (OML) 42 in Nigeria in 2011,” said a Shell spokesman in an emailed statement.

“We have filed a criminal complaint with the Dutch authorities and are considering other steps we could take.”

The spokesman said that the two deals are “unrelated” and that there is “no case…

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Clearing agent nabbed nine years after absconding with client’s N1.5m car

A 58-year-old clearing agent, Oluwole Afolabi, was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a Mazda Saloon car he was asked to clear from  the Apapa port.

Afolabi, whose address was not provided, is facing two counts of fraud and stealing.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Benson Emuerhi, told the court that the accused committed the offences in July 2009 at Maryland, Lagos.

He said the accused was contracted by one Mr. Adewale Adesanya, who is based in the United States of America, to clear and deliver the car to Mrs. Oluwatoyin Adesanya.

“The accused took delivery of the car valued at N1.5m, but failed to deliver it to the complainant.

“He absconded with the car until he was caught last month (February 2018),’’ the prosecutor said.

Emuerhi said the offences contravened Sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 314 stipulates 15 -year imprisonment for…

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Good Friday: Archbishop of Lagos preaches love, selflessness

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Revd. Alfred Adewale Martins, has urged Christians and Nigerians to imbibe the virtues of love and selflessness in this Easter season. Martins in his Good Friday message released to newsmen  on Wednesday, said that it was imperative for Nigerians to embrace love for one another, especially,  at this trying …

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