- The British government has announced that it would return the £43 million embezzled by corrupt Nigerian government officials to off-shore accounts.
The declaration was made by the liaison officer for West Africa, of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) Michael Dockree, during a visit to the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).
In a release signed by the ICPC top official, it said the British authorities had come to ICPC to discuss potential areas of cooperation between the two agencies, particularly in the areas of education, public enlightenment, intelligence gathering and asset tracking.
It further emphasised the British government`s commitment and assistance to security agencies and anti-corruption Commissions.
The ICPC representative, Dr Uriah Angulu on his part assured Mr Dockree of the Commission`s readiness to partner with stakeholders in the United Kingdom in all aspects of the anti-corruption campaign.
Mr Ayoola said the activities of the Commission will be enhanced as soon as the National Assembly amends the Act establishing the Commission which will make it more proactive in dealing with cases of Corruption.
Human Rights Watch has regularly documented high-level corruption and its impact on human rights in numerous countries, including Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Indonesia, and Nigeria, the statement also added.
It said HRW had repeatedly called on the foreign powers, especially the US to deny visas to foreign officials accused of corruption and to identify assets held by such officials in the US with the intent of seizing and repatriating them for the benefit of the people in those countries.
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