In Africa’s Corruption Saga, Nigeria seizes $21 million from ex-oil minister

By Ben Mabande |


Diezani Alison-Madueke with her private plane behind her

West Africa –– As the campaign against corrupt African officials mounts, a Nigerian court appropriated $21 million United States dollars on Monday from several bank accounts linked to a former oil minister accused of corruption and theft of public funds.

Financial investigators are busy daily in researching all hideouts where the minister’s stolen wealth has been kept. Abdulazeez Anka, a federal high court judge, ordered the instant forfeiture of 7.6 billion naira ($21 million, 17.9 million euros) supposedly stored in local bank accounts belonging to Diezani Alison-Madueke, an ex-oil minister under President Goodluck Jonathan.

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Source: Globe Afrique Media

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.