By Ben Mabande |
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.
Source: Globe Afrique Media