Abuja - No fewer than seven former governors will forfeit some of their properties worth millions of dollars in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The properties were said to have been acquired with stolen government funds.
The recovery of the properties are part of the repatriation of over $200billion stashed away by former public office holders in that country.
A team put together by the Federal government including; the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami; the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu; and cracking detectives from the anti-graft agency have begun collation and verification of gathered intelligence in the ongoing investigation.
Under the searchlight for stashing away cash or acquiring properties in the UAE are seven former governors, six former ministers, a fleeing presidential aide implicated in the $2.1billion arms deals, ex-military chiefs under probe, agents / fronts of some of these public officers and five chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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EFCC officials were reported to have arrived Dubai on Saturday and were joined by the Ministers on Monday.
The delegation went to UAE in line with an agreement with the Federal Government.
President Muhammadu Buhari had in January signed a “Judicial Agreement on Extradition, Transfer of Sentenced Persons, Mutual Legal Assistance on Criminal Matters, and Mutual Legal Assistance on Criminal and Commercial Matters with the government of UAE.
The agreement includes the recovery and repatriation of stolen wealth
- News 24