Multi-million naira mansions allegedly bought with stolen money belonging to deceased former Governor of Baylesa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, and another dead ex-governor, Abubakar Audu of Kogi State have been revealed by a United Kingdom-based media. It also revealed another multi-million naira mansion belonging to Jimoh Ibrahim.
In a report titled: ‘Palaces of Corruption’ Daily Mail exposed pictures of palatial and expensive mansions belonging to prominent Nigerians allegedly bought with money stolen from Nigeria.
Audu Abubakar is said to own this palatial mansion in London
“We can see the impact of corrupt money only too clearly.
Properties bought with dirty money often sit empty for long periods. Those living nearby have no idea who their neighbours are, undermining any sense of community. Most importantly, those properties are taken off the market, further squeezing housing supply.’” it wrote.
President Muhammadu Buhari expected to be in London for an anti-corruption summit in which he will sought for ways to expose many Nigerians who have used money stolen from Nigeria to enrich themselves and amass properties all over the world, especially in London.
Nigerian Jimoh Ibrahim is the owner of this palatial Bishops Avenue home
The report further reveals that, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, who is the Executive Secretary of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, has described the wayward way banks in UK have continued to shield corrupt politicians from Africa as they are not doing enough to help in exposing them.
He said, “It’s great Mr. Cameron (UK Prime Minister) is taking this seriously. But Britain isn’t doing as much as it should, in terms of ending the secrecy and making its banks more accountable.”
A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who has been accused of stealing billions of dollars in public funds, is also in the UK.
Also a former governor, James Ibori, 49, admitted a fraud totaling more than £50million. The former Nigerian state governor had a fleet of cars and six luxury properties in Britain.