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Son-in-Law of Nigeria’s President Buhari wanted over $65 million fraud allegation

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has declared Gimba Kumo, a son-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari, and two others wanted over alleged misappropriation of $65 million National Housing Funds. Mr Kumo, a former managing director of the...

Former Mauritanian President Ould Abdel Aziz under house arrest on corruption charge

Mauritania’s authorities placed former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz under house arrest Tuesday as they investigate allegations of corruption, embezzlement and money laundering made against the West African country’s last leader. Aziz served as president from 2008 to 2019, handing...

South Africa’s Special Tribuna froze Eskom manager’s bank account over alleged kickbacks

The Special Tribunal on Friday froze the bank accounts of another senior Eskom manager over millions in alleged kickbacks. The SIU had launched civil proceedings against the power utility’s coal operations senior manager, Petrus Mazibuko, after a whistle-blower alerted them...

Lawyers for South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma quit ahead of corruption trial

Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s legal team has quit less than a month before he’s set to go on trial for alleged corruption. Zuma’s spokesman Vukile Mathebula confirmed that lawyer Eric Mabuza filed a withdrawal notice with the High...

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency arrests ex-State Governor Rochas Okorocha over corruption allegations

A former Governor of the South-East state of Imo, Rochas Okorocha, has been arrested, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. Mr Okorocha was arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at about 4 P.M. Tuesday at his Unity House...

South African Reserve Bank sanctions Deutsche Bank over money laundering control

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has on Thursday imposed administrative sanctions on Deutsche Bank AG in Johannesburg. The Sarb said it found weaknesses in the bank’s money laundering control measures following an inspection conducted in 2019 in terms of...

French-Tunisian rapper Rayan Sanches gets five years in prison for money laundering

A Tunisian court Monday sentenced for money laundering popular French-Tunisian rapper, Iteb Zaibet, aka Rayan Sanches or Swagg Man, Webdo Tunis reports. The Criminal Chamber specialized in financial corruption cases also fined the 37-year old rapper $35,744. The court also ordered...

Nigerian professor sentenced to three years in prison for election fraud

A High Court in Akwa-Ibom State, on Thursday, sentenced a Nigerian professor, Peter Ogban, to three years in prison, for election fraud. The court, which found Mr Ogban guilty of fraudulent manipulation of election results, publishing and announcing of false...

Timeline: Nigeria’s OPL 245 oilfield licence bribery cases

An Italian court acquitted Royal Dutch Shell and Italy’s Eni on Wednesday of corruption in one of the oil industry’s biggest court cases centred around the acquisition of a Nigerian oilfield in 2011. Italian prosecutors alleged that most of the...

Italian court acquits Shell, Eni of corruption charges over Nigeria oil deal

An Italian court acquitted oil companies Royal Dutch Shell RDS.A -3.63% PLC and Eni E -2.69% SpA, along with the latter’s chief executive, of bribery in connection with oil-drilling rights in Nigeria, ending a three-year trial that had shone...

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