Groups Ask Police IG To Investigate Adoke, Etete Over Alleged Forgery Linked To OPL 245 Scam

Anti-corruption teams, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), Corner House and Re: Common have requested the Inspector General of Police to research former Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke; former Petroleum Minister, Dan Etete and Abubakar Aliyu over forgery allegations linked to the OPL245 scandal.

The group additionally requested the Nigeria police to contact JPMC and the SFO of United Kingdom, to hunt their verification of the origins of the e-mail by way of forensic evaluation opposite to makes an attempt by Adoke and his attorneys to get the police to harass and intimidate HEDA and its Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju. 

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The petition learn, “The allegation that we solid the e-mail is fully fanciful. Our personal analysis confirms that the e-mail is related to a Mr Aliyu Abubakar and two of his corporations which benefited from the OPL 245 deal. If, as claimed by Mr Adoke (SAN), the e-mail was not despatched by him, there’s thus a robust probability that it emanated from Mr Aliyu Abubakar or an affiliate or worker of his corporations.

“If so, there are strong grounds for suspecting that the email was a forgery and cybercrime, involving the impersonation of Mr Adoke in order to defraud the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN) of funds that should, on the FRN’s own account, have benefited Nigeria.” 

The group listed a number of transactions linked to the identical electronic mail together with however not restricted to the twenty first June, 2011 the place one Bayo Osolake (as a consultant of the Defendant) acquired an electronic mail despatched by a Mohammed Bello Adoke from the e-mail deal with: [email protected]

HEDA stated particularly, the e-mail factors to an affiliation between Adoke and the Abubakar’s firm that subsequently organized the acquisition of a home for Adoke. 

The group stated on 24 November 2020, the Milan Prosecutor issued a European Investigation Order (EIO) to the UK, searching for the e-mail from JP Morgan and that on 18 December 2020, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office responded to the EIO, furnishing the e-mail to the Milan Prosecutor’s workplace. 

The group stated filings registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission reveal that [email protected] has been used as the e-mail deal with for ‘A Group Construction’, an organization established on 8 March, 2001 and the CAC filings embody a Resolution on firm headed paper dated 26 September 2011 with the e-mail deal with given for the corporate as [email protected] 

HEDA stated ‘A Group Construction’ is one in all six corporations identified to have acquired components of the $801,000,000 transferred by JP Morgan to Malabu Oil & Gas. 

“The company received $157 million.

Mr Aliyu Abubakar was a founding director and shareholder of A Group Construction and still held those roles in 2011 when the email was sent and when the company received monies from the OPL245 deal. Bank documents relating to a First Bank account for Novel Properties and Development Company Ltd also record the email [email protected] being given as the contact email for Aliyu Abubakar.” 

HEDA said that Novel Properties and Development Company Ltd additionally acquired cash emanating from the OPL 245 deal to the tune of $30 million. 

The teams stated Mr. Adoke did not problem this alleged solid doc when it was submitted by the Milan Prosecutor to the Milan Court through the prosecution of Mr. Etete and different defendants.

“We believe that Mr Adoke’s complaint to you is a deliberate attempt to pervert the course of justice and would request that you investigate,” HEDA added.

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Groups Ask Police IG To Investigate Adoke, Etete Over Alleged Forgery Linked To OPL 245 Scam

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