Italy prosecutors seek Eni CEO tried over Nigerian alleged corruption


MILAN Feb 8 – Italian prosecutors have asked for the CEO of oil and gas group Eni Claudio Descalzi to be sent to trial over alleged corruption in Nigeria, judicial sources said on Wednesday.

The prosecutors also asked for ten other people to be sent to trail in the case, the sources said.

Eni was not immediately available for comment.

The case revolves around a 2011 purchase of Nigeria’s OPL-245 offshore oil block, for about $1.3 billion, by Eni and Royal Dutch Shell.


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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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