Isn’t this a great use of British taxpayer’s money

A Nigerian judge has ordered the seizure of a flat linked to the former head of the country’s National Intelligence Agency after more than $43m in cash was found during an anti-corruption raid.

Judge Saliu Seidu, sitting at the federal high court in Lagos, said the apartment in the upmarket Ikoyi area of the city should be temporarily forfeited to the government, pending any challenge within 14 days.

Acting on a tip-off, agents from Economic and Financial Crimes Commission raided the property on 12 April this year and discovered just under $43.5m (£33.1m).

They also found £27,800 as well as 23.2m naira (£49,600), the court was told.

And

Nigeria was one of the largest recipients of aid from the UK, with £263m given.

Most assuredly that’s not the actual cash. But money is fungible….

9 thoughts on “Isn’t this a great use of British taxpayer’s money”

  1. Fuck! he asked me for my bank account and said if I transfered a tenner for the transferal fee I could split the £40 million with him.

  2. In countries that receive overseas development assistance, the richest individual is often the minister who signs off on aid-funded contracts. The exception to this rule can be found in recipient state having an anti-corruption boss in which case he is the wealthiest.

    Nigeria’s head spook, Judge Saliu Seidu and the head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission probably don’t need to stint themselves when shopping for sofas from the Batmanghelidjh range at DFS.

  3. “Nigeria’s head spook, Judge Saliu Seidu and the head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission probably don’t need to stint themselves when shopping for sofas from the Batmanghelidjh range at DFS.”

    The Commissioner’s a crook?

    A job for Batman indeed!

    Tune in next week–same Bat-Time, same Bat-Channel–when nothing whatsoever will have happened.

    The British taxpayer will still be taking the OOOFs, ZOKs and KaPOWs tho’.

  4. So Much For Subtlety

    Paul Rain – “Better or worse than having them come to Britain and start fires in tower blocks there?”

    I don’t know. I would be prepared to pay that much as long as we never had to take another chippy Nigerian b!tch on the English lesbian football team.

    The problem is that we are paying that much and then getting the chippy b!tches and then paying when they barbeque themselves out of an excessiveness of vibrancy or something.

  5. Judge Saliu Seidu, sitting at the federal high court in Lagos, said the apartment in the upmarket Ikoyi area of the city

    Heh, that’s where I used to live! Luxury apartments with lean-to shacks full of children built against the glass-topped concrete walls.

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