Foremost human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), yesterday asked western countries to stop labeling Africa as a corrupt continent, saying they were more corrupt as they receive and keep stolen wealth from Africa and other developing countries
In a paper titled: Human Rights Issues Surrounding The Non-Return Of Assets To Countries Of Origin, which he delivered at the 8th Annual Conference of Anti-corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa in Abuja, Mr Falana said David Cameron, whose family name was listed in the Panama papers had the temerity to label Nigeria as a fantastically corrupt country.
See what he wrote:
“London is the centre of global corruption. The banks of western countries receive and keep stolen wealth from Africa and other developing countries. Western governments conveniently hid behind the free movement of capital ideology to fold their arms and turn the other way
for many years after the end of the Cold War.
“Former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, whose family name was listed in the Panama papers had the temerity to label Nigeria as a fantastically corrupt country.“The Abacha loot of about $5 billion has been traced to banks in Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States and other western countries.
“Apart from Switzerland, which has reluctantly returned part of the loot, no other recipient country has recovered and repatriated a dime to Nigeria.”