Abuja - Thea House of Representatives has ordered the Attorney General of the federation, Mohammed Adoke, to appear before a House Committee to answer to charges of his alleged involvement in the Malabu oil scandal.
Prominent human rights group, Amnesty International, alleged Adoke was one of of officials involved in improper conduct after more than $1 billion was reportedly paid in the deal the Federal Government facilitated in 2011.
It resulted in Shell and Agip take over 100 percent control of the OPL 245 oil well which originally belonged to Malabu Oil and Gas Limited, an indigenous firm.
It has since emerged Adoke has written a letter to Transparency International claiming he he has been cleared locally of any wrongdoing.
The House insists Adoke must appear before it within days to explain the origins of the letter.
The House report into the deal, which involves a former Petroleum Minister, Dan Etete, was presented last week.
In the report, Adoke, is accused of facilitating an apparent fraud.
In his testimonies to the law makers during investigations last year, he claimed the federal government, which he represented, only acted as an intermediary that knew nothing about the fraud surrounding of the transaction.
- CAJ News