The Federal Government has filed a fresh 42-count charge against former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke and six others over alleged fraud in the one-point-one billion dollars Malabu oil deal.

Adoke is being charged alongside Rasky Gbinigie, A. Abubakar, Malabu Oil and Gas Limited, Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited, Shell Ultra Deep Limited and Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Limited.

The Federal Government had on January 15, at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, accused Adoke and others of receiving gratification to allegedly carry out a fraudulent oil deal.

According to the Federal Government, as Attorney-General, Adoke mediated controversial agreements that ceded OPL 245 to Shell and Eni, who in turn paid about one-point-one billion dollars to accounts controlled by former Petroleum Minister, Dan Etete.