Nigerian Financial Crimes Commission Investigates Nigerian President

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Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
21
Issue: 
11
455
Abstract: 

On September 2, 2005, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission announced that it will investigate Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo for several cases of alleged corruption and for operating an illegal foreign bank account. In response to accusations by Orji Kalu, governor of southeastern Abia state, that he received bribes for oil contracts and privatizations, and operating illegal foreign bank accounts, Obasanjo ordered the probe of himself and other top officials. Mr. Kalu sent a letter to Mr. Obasanjo, making serious allegations against the president, senators and senior government officials, accusing them of corruption?[more]