British Arrest Nigerian State Governor, Seize ?1

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Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
21
Issue: 
11
450
Abstract: 
On September 15, 2005, a Scotland Yard team arrested Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, the governor of the oil rich southern state of Beylsa in Nigeria when he arrived at Heathrow airport. British police seized more than ?1 million at his palatial London home. Mr. Alamieyeseigha was returning to his official residence in London after traveling to Germany for a medical examination. British law enforcement authorities are interrogating him about a massive money-laundering operation?[more]