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OUTRAGEOUS! Jonathan’s Looted $8.9 million to be Returned to Nigeria by New Jersey

Nigeria will receive assets worth £6.9 million ($8.9 million) that were allegedly stolen back after New Jersey Royal Court ruled in the nation’s favor.
The judgment was made in response to a forfeiture notification issued by Jersey’s Attorney General in November, which claimed that the money, which had been deposited in a Jersey bank account, had probably been stolen in 2014 by officials from the Nigerian government.

According to reports, the money laundering took the form of official contracts for the purchase of weapons during Boko Haram’s attacks in Nigeria from 2009 to 2015.

According to LEADERSHIP, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) former president Goodluck Jonathan in office from 2010 to 2015. Recall that there was a great deal of controversy surrounding the acquisition of weaponry in the war on insurgency, with Sambo Dasuki, the National Security Advisor (NSA) at the time, being charged with misappropriating money intended for security apparatus.

Later in 2014, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the then-president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), had his private jet impounded in South Africa with $10 million in cash that was purportedly intended to be used for the purchase of military hardware.

The Jersey court discovered that the majority of the money, which was initially meant for legal arms purchases, had been misappropriated through shell corporations and overseas bank accounts connected to the former ruling party in Nigeria.

Mark Temple KC, the attorney general of Jersey, highlighted the cooperation between his state and the Federal Republic of Nigeria during the rehabilitation process.

Temple emphasized how the 2018 Forfeiture Law works to fight corruption and give money back to victims of crime. The Nigerian government is to be negotiated an asset return arrangement with.

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He said:-

“This case again demonstrates the effectiveness of the 2018 Forfeiture Law in recovering the proceeds of corruption and restoring that money to victims of crime.

“I now intend to negotiate an asset return agreement with the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

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