Arms Purchase Two years after, South Africa set to return Nigeria's $15m

The repatriation of the money was believed to have stalled due to thorough investigations carried out to determine the source and purpose of the funds

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Two years after the South African Revenue Service seized Nigeria's $15 million meant for arms purchase at Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg, its government is set to return the money.

The South African Secretary for Defence and Military Veterans, Dr. Sam Gulube, confirmed this in Abuja on Monday, July 18, while answering questions from newsmen after the opening ceremony of the Nigeria-South Africa Defence Industry inaugural seminar.

The repatriation of the money was believed to have stalled due to thorough investigations carried out to determine the source and purpose of the funds.

But Gulube clarified that the “issue had been settled.”

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He said South Africa will evolve a legal framework with Nigeria to avert a situation where the Federal Government’s funds for arms are seized in future.

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