Shell files criminal complaints against its exec., Peter Robinson on OPL 245 scam

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Royal Dutch Shell has filed criminal complaints on its own staff, Peter Robinson, over suspected bribes he took in the 2011 sale of an oilfield in Nigeria.

Shell and Eni are facing criminal charges at an Italian court.

Reuters News reported that Dutch prosecutors confirmed they had received the complaint against Peter Robinson, a former vice president for sub-Saharan Africa. They said it would be included in an ongoing investigation into Anglo-Dutch Shell and Italy’s Eni over the acquisition of a different Nigerian oilfield, known as OPL 245.

Shell and Eni deny any wrongdoing related to OPL 245. A Shell spokesman said the two cases were unrelated.

Shell said an internal investigation had found that Robinson may have committed a crime during the sale of an onshore oilfield, Oil Mining Lease (OML) 42, to local company Neconde Energy Ltd in February 2011.