ABUJA, March 2 Nigeria's financial crime
watchdog has filed new corruption charges against Royal Dutch
Shell PLC, Eni SpA and others regarding the
$1.3 billion purchase of a long-disputed oilfield in 2011,
according to court documents released on Thursday.
The charges of conspiracy to commit a felony and official
corruption were made after an investigation by Nigeria's
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) found new
evidence, Jonson Ojogbane, an EFCC senior prosecutor named in
the documents, told Reuters by telephone.
Shell and Eni did not immediately respond to requests for
(Reporting by Paul Carsten and Tife Owolabi; Editing by Mark