United States returns N112 Billion laundered by Current Governor of Kebbi State

In yet more proof that your leaders and the criminals are sometimes the same people, the United States Government and New Jersey authorities have repatriated $308m (N112 Billion) laundered by Current Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Bagudu on behalf of former Head of State, General Sani Abacha.

The New Jersey government described it as the single largest amount they have repatriated.


This is the latest in a series of repatriations from America and Europe of the estimated $2.2 Billion that Abacha stole over his tenure.

Mr Bagudu was charged by the United States in 2003 with laundering around $287m in funds stolen for Nigeria for personal use.

He quickly promised to return $163m to Nigeria and was released on bond to Nigeria where he was supposed to be prosecuted for money laundering.

On getting to Nigeria however, he was never prosecuted but instead was allowed to contest in two different election cycles, one as a Senator and two as Governor, all of which he won.

If this is the state of our leaders, you can understand why the country is like this.

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