MILAN, April 10 A spokesman for Italian oil
major Eni reiterated on Monday that the group and its
personnel had not been involved in any wrongdoing in Nigeria.
The comments followed a media report about alleged illicit
payments in a case revolving around the purchase of a Nigerian
oilfield by Eni and Royal Dutch Shell in 2011 for about
In emailed comments, an Eni spokesman said the allegations
in the report were not supported by the facts, the underlying
agreements or the independent investigations conducted to date.
"Neither Eni nor Shell paid any monies other than as
contemplated and recorded by the Block Resolution Agreement and
did not pay to Malabu, to Chief Dan Etete or to any public
officer," the spokesman said.
(Reporting by Stephen Jewkes; writing by Francesca Landini)