Nigeria, US Sign MOU For Repatriation Of Alamieyesia’s $954,000 Loot From Bayelsa
Nigeria and the United States (US) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the repatriation of the $954,000 looted by late Diepreye Alameiseigha allegedly looted from the coffer of Bayelsa state government.
Late Diepreye Alameiseigha as governor of the Bayelsa state was convicted for looting the state treasury.
The agreement for the loot repatriation was signed on Thursday in Abuja between the solicitor general of the federation, Mary Jeddy Agba and the US ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard.
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Jeddy Agba said president Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the fund when repatriated should be used to improve the healthcare facilities in Bayelsa state.
She explained that the fund was derived from some of the looted fund invested by the late governor in property and investment funds in Massachusets and Maryland in the US.
In her speech, the US ambassador said her country would continue to deny safe haven to corrupt public officials.