Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has denied involvement in the Malabu Oil transaction while he was in office.
This is coming as news making the rounds claimed that Jonathan was indicted in the deal in Italy Yesterday.
However, Jonathan who, in a statement made available to newsmen by his spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze, debunked the claims saying the deal even predated his administration.
He also said that he did not send anyone including Abubakar Aliyu, a businessman, to receive bribe on his behalf, contrary to the reports.
“Our attention has been drawn to news reports published mostly by online media which suggested through innuendo, rather than factual evidence, that former President Goodluck Jonathan received kickbacks in the $1.3bn OPL 245 oil block deal involving oil giants ENI and Royal Dutch Shell.
“It may interest those promoting this false narrative to know that all the documents relating to the transactions, issues and decisions of the federal government on the Malabo issue, during the Jonathan administration, are in the office of the Attorney General of the federation/minister of Justice,” the statement said.