The former Attorney General of Lagos State under the administration of Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, Mr Supo Shasore has resigned his appointment in the Justice Reform Project.
The media report that led to his resignation claimed that Supo received the said amounts from Process & Industrial Development Ltd, a British Virgin Island engineering firm, to frustrate a case against Nigeria at a court in London, United Kingdom.
Shasore was accused of making payments of $100,000 each to Mrs Adelore and Mr Oguine, who were senior lawyers for the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation at the time.
Shasore’s resignation was contained in a notice by JRP made cited by Sahara reporters, he said:
“Mr Olasupo Shasore (SAN), has today 16th July, 2020 voluntarily relinquished his role and function in the Justice Reform Project in the light of serious allegations made against him in a professional capacity in recent proceedings arising from the controversial P&ID arbitration with the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“At some point, Mr Shahore acted as counsel to the Federal Government of Nigeria. For the avoidance of doubt, Mr Shashore insisted that at all time, he acted properly and professionally in the best interest of his client and that he will exercise all legal options to vindicate his conduct and defend his well earned high professional reputation.
“In the interim however, in order that these developments do not detract or distract from the important mission of the JRP to which he remains fully committed, he has resigned and refused himself from its functions indefinitely.”
Shasore was alleged to have obtained $2m for his involvement in the first and second stages of the arbitration.