Buhari ‘One of Nigeria’s biggest corruption suspects is in UK,’ President says

Buhari made the disclosure during a recent interview with the UK Telegraph while discussing his government’s war against corruption.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that one of Nigeria’s biggest corruption suspects is currently in the United Kingdom.

Buhari made the disclosure during a recent interview with the UK Telegraph while discussing his government’s war against corruption.

“One of the biggest suspects is in Britain now, although I am not going to name that person, the president said when he was asked if he was satisfied with the co-operation Nigeria was getting from UK authorities.

“But Britain has earned our respect in the way it deals with these matters. Our only problem is that it seems to be too thorough and it takes too much time.

“If there are obvious cases, like bank accounts, infrastructure houses and hotels, I would hope they could do it quicker, so that we can claim these things back promptly,” he added.

Buhari is believed to be making reference to former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke who was arrested by security agents in London in October 2015.

Alison-Madueke is alleged to have personally supervised the looting of $6 billion (N1.2 trillion) from Nigeria’s coffers during her tenure.

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