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The government of Nigeria led by president Mohamadu Buhari launches fresh moves to arrest corrupt politicians

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FG Launches Fresh Moves Against Ex-govs,
Ministers, Senators The Federal Government yesterday launched
fresh moves to seize looted funds and suspicious assets traced to
some former governors, ministers and senators in the United Arab
Emirates (UAE). The Attorney-General of the Federation, Mallam
Abubakar Malami (SAN), and the Acting Chairman of the Economic
and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, left for
Dubai last night to finalize the forfeiture process. The number of
the affected Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) under probe were
said to be over 20. Although the names of those implicated were
kept under wraps as at the time of filing this report, checks
revealed the following: a former Minister of Petroleum Resources,
Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke; a former Managing Director of the
Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC), Mr. Haruna
Momoh(eight suspected assets in Dubai ); a former Managing
Director of the defunct Oceanic Bank, Mrs. Cecilia Ibru; a former
First Lady; Senators involved in London-Paris Club scandal; ex-
PDP National Chairman; ex-CG of Customs; a former Special
Assistant on Domestic Affairs to a former President; about nine
ex-governors and six former ministers. Nigeria had signed six
agreements with the UAE on January 19, 2016 following a state
visit by President Muhammadu Buhari. The pacts include Judicial
Agreements on Extradition, Transfer of Sentenced Persons, Mutual
Legal Assistance on Criminal Matters and Mutual Legal
Assistance on Criminal and Commercial Matters (the recovery and
repatriation of stolen wealth).

4 Comments

  1. Better to arrest them oo

  2. Ok

  3. Nice one

  4. Hmm

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