An anti-corruption activist, Olanrewaju Suraju, has been interrogated by the police over a petition sent to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) by a former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Adoke.
Suraju is the chair of the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA).
Adoke had petitioned the IGP demanding a probe of an email evidence presented against him by prosecutors in Malabu trial in Milan, Italy.
In the petition dated February 5, Adoke claimed that an email presented at the Italian court by prosecutors in the Malabu trial and purported to have originated from him, was “forged” and presented in court to “interfere with the course of justice.”
The former minister said in his petition that he did not know those behind the alleged forgery, but urged the police authorities to expose them.
Adoke also later told the police that some people, one of whom he suspected to be Suraju, circulated a fake tape purporting to contain an interview he had with an Italian journalist admitting that the Malabu transaction was a scam.
He insisted he granted no such interview and that the tape was concocted.
The managements of both Shell and Eni, the main defendants in the case, were accused of paying bribes to Nigerian officials in respect of the OPL 245 oil block.
But they were recently acquitted by the Milan court.
It was gathered that Suraju, who was among those who gave support to the Milan prosecutors, was subsequently detained by the (IGP) Monitoring Unit in Asokoro, Abuja, on Wednesday.
He was however released on bail on Thursday after meeting bail conditions.