Sept 3rd, 2015 – Nigerian Politician Arrested With 1 Billion Naira Cash In Niger Republic Fled Nigeria To Escape Buhari’s Anti Corruption Campaign
Police officials in Niger Republic have arrested a suspected politician from Nigeria carrying 4.6 million Euros in cash.
The suspect was heading to Dubai through Diori Hamani Airport in Niamey, the capital city of the Republic of Niger when he was caught.
The Nigerien police said they suspected that the man was fleeing with the money in order to avoid being caught by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been prosecuting an anti-corruption campaign since assumption of office on May 29.
They also expressed worry that there had been an upsurge in the number of Nigerians trafficking huge sums of money in cash through the neighbouring country.