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Court issues warrant for former oil minister in OPL 245 case

A Nigerian court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for former oil minister Dan Etete and two others in relation to an oilfield that is the subject of corruption cases in Italy and Nigeria, the government’s anti-fraud unit told Reuters.

EFCC attorney Balance Sanga said the arrest warrant was a precursor for declaring Etete wanted before the country sought Interpol help in apprehending him.

The circumstances surrounding the award of the oilfield, OPL 245, is the subject of court cases in Italy and Nigeria.

Reporting By Camillus Eboh in Abuja, writing by Libby George; editing by David Evans.