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Stolen Funds: FG Trails Ex-Public Officers To US

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Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Justice Minister Abubakar Malami and the Chairman of theEconomic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu are said be in the United States as part of effort to repatriate stolen Nigeria’s money stashed abroad.

The two Federal Government officials trip is coming barely two weeks after a similar trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where about $200b looted funds are believed to be stashed away by former public officers.

The AGF and the EFCC are to participate in the US-Nigeria Bi-National Commission meeting it was gathered.

Among other issues, the fate of fleeing former public officers, the $180million Halliburton bribery scandal and the $2billion Malabu Oil deal are expected to be discussed.

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According to sources, “The AGF and the EFCC chairman are in the US to give status report on the anti-corruption war by the government, areas requiring assistance and how to explore ways of legally ensuring that ex-public officers who have fled to the US return home to account for their tenure.

Meanwhile President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Washington DC to Participate at the 4th Nuclear Security Summit on 31st March 2016. He is expected to meet some diplomats on the sidelines.

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