Late former governor of Bayelsa state Diepreye Alamieyeseigha’s loot of $954,000 (N439m) has been returned to the Nigerian government by the United States.
The US ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard made the announcement on Thursday, February 16, 2023, in Abuja, Channels TV reports.
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The American ambassador said: “However, during that time, he accumulated millions of dollars through abuse of office, money laundering.”
Leonard clarified that Alamieyeseigha’s fund was retrieved from property and investment funds in Maryland and Massachusetts which he looted before he was impeached, The Nation.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the said sum be used in developing the healthcare sector in Bayelsa state.