Italy court sentences two defendants in Nigeria oil graft case to jail -source

MILAN (Reuters) – A Milan court has sentenced two defendants to prison terms in a Nigeria corruption case related to a 2011 offshore oilfield purchase, a legal source said on Thursday.

Nigeria’s Emeke Obi and Italian Gianluca Di Nardo were each given four-year jail sentences, the source said.

The case stems from the 2011 purchase by energy companies Eni and Shell of the OPL-245 offshore oilfield in Nigeria for about $1.3 billion.

Reporting by Emilio Parodi, writing by Stephen Jewkes; editing by Jason Neely

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