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Aiteo EVC, Benedict Peters Hires UK, US Legal Firms To Handle Allegations Against Him



Mr. Benedict Peters

Benedict Peters, Executive Vice Chairman of Aiteo Group has appointed London law firm, Mishcon de Reya and Washington’s Covington & Burling to lead ongoing efforts to address politically-motivated issues against him.

In a statement obtained by BigPen Online on Friday, Mr. Peters who gave reason for the appointments, said: “I maintain my position that all the allegations are baseless and without any truth whatsoever. These unfounded allegations have caused untold disruption to my family and my business.

“To ensure that we remain focused, I have engaged two of the world’s leading law firms to offer both counsel and guidance in dealing with these issues.”

“There is a toxic culture of politically motivated witch-hunts that stains reputations, stifles enterprise and keeps foreign investors away from our country. For two years, I have suffered malicious, unfounded and false allegations hanging over my head.”


“This persecution is being pursued to diminish the visible endeavours to position our business, and Nigeria, at the apex of the energy industry worldwide. 

“Despite these distractions, I remain focused on the efforts to sustain Aiteo’s growth towards becoming Nigeria’s leading indigenous oil producer. It is time to address the situation and so I have decided that I must take direct legal and other action to clear my name.”

Mishcon de Reya, based in UK is one of the world’s leading legal practices with a particular proficiency in handling contentious international disputes. Covington, headquartered in Washington, DC. United States, has an outstanding reputation in navigating complex legal issues at the intersection of law and policy around the world.


BigPen Online recalls that Aiteo EVC, Benedict Peters has been enmeshed in alleged smear campaign in recent times and corruption cases including the one linking him to former Petroleum Minister,Allison Diezani which has since been denied by Aiteo Energy .