Shell files case against ex-VP
AMSTERDAM, March 28, 2018 – Royal Dutch Shell has filed a criminal complaint against a former vice-president over alleged bribery in the sale of Nigerian onshore OML 42, international media reported Wednesday.
“Based on what we know now from an internal investigation, we suspect a crime may have been committed by our former employee … against Shell in relation to the sale process for Oil Mining Lease (OML) 42 in Nigeria,” a spokesman told Reuters. “We have filed a criminal complaint with the Dutch authorities and are considering other steps we could take.”
Peter Robinson, who worked as vice-president for sub-Saharan Africa from 2008 to 2011, is also a defendant in the OPL 245 case.
The company said the OPL 245 and OML 42 cases were not related. The OPL trial has been put on hold until May.