Nigeria anti-graft chief ‘recovers $153 million stolen funds’

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Nigeria’s new anti-corruption chief on Tuesday introduced that $153m (£108m) had been recovered from the nation’s former oil minister Diezani Alison Madueke who fled to the UK in 2015, the Vanguard news site reports.

Abdulrasheed Bawa mentioned no less than 80 properties valued at $80m had additionally been seized.

“We’re wanting ahead to the time we’ll, possibly, have her within the nation, and, after all, overview issues and see what’s going to occur going ahead. The case has actually not been deserted,” Mr Bawa mentioned.

He instructed journalists that he was prepared to depart his job as chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee if “anybody made him do something unlawful”.

Ms Alison-Madueke was an oil minister between 2010 and 2015.

She denied wrongdoing when it was alleged that $20bn of oil cash had gone lacking when she was in workplace.

That accusation was made by Nigeria’s central bank governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi in February 2014. Mr Sanusi was sacked quickly after, accused of economic recklessness himself.

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