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US reimburses $1 million stolen by former Nigerian governor

On Thursday, the Nigerian government and the United States signed a deal for the return of $1 million in stolen funds from the late Deprieye Alamieyeseigha, a former governor of Nigeria.

In December 2005, the Bayelsa State House of Assembly removed Mr. Alamieyeseigha, who had served as governor of Bayelsa in South-South Nigeria since 1999, from office so that he could stand trial.

In September 2005, Mr. Alamieyeseigha was arrested in London on suspicion of corruption, but he was able to get out of jail and go back to Nigeria.

In October of 2015, he passed away.

Thanks to the collaboration, funds connected to him in the US and the UK were also frozen.

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The US ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, stated at the agreement’s signing on Thursday that the money would be used to pay for healthcare services in Bayelsa State after it had been taken from him by the US government.

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