BREAKING: US Returns Late Alamieyeseigha Looted $954,000 To Nigeria, Bayelsa


Looted Money: US Returns Late Alamieyeseigha Looted $954,000 To Nigeria, Bayelsa

The United States of America, USA, has repatriated the sum of $950, 000, which was looted by a former Governor of Bayelsa State, late Mr. Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, back to Nigeria.

The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs. Mary Beth Leonard, who signed the Asset Return Agreement with the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, at the Federal Ministry of Justice headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, stressed that the returned loot should be used to improve healthcare infrastructure in Bayelsa state.

The Attorney-General of Bayelsa state, Mr. Biriyai Dambo, SAN, was equally present at the official handover ceremony of the recovered loot.

In her speech, the US Ambassador said her country would continue to deny safe heaven to corrupt public officials.

She disclosed that over 80 corrupt leaders where last year, denied entry into the US.

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