Two former Nigerian presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan have been probed for years by the United States authorities through its Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, FinCEN, over the Malabu OPL245 scandal.
Monetary Crimes Enforcement Community, FinCEN assessment confirmed that monetary data of the previous Nigerian leaders were being carefully scrutinised in relation to investigations regarding the Malabu OPL245 scandal.
Each of the former Nigerian presidents were probed alongside different people and corporations suspected to have been concerned within the controversial scheme.
In 1998, the Nigerian government allocated OPL 245, one of Africa’s richest oil blocks, to Malabu Oil and Gas, a company formed in violation of Nigeria’s Corporate and Allied Matters Act.
Particulars of the probe are part of #FinCEN information, a brand new investigation by the Worldwide Consortium of Investigative Journalists, ICIJ, BuzzFeed and 108 media companions the world over.
The files are a large volume of confidential financial reports relating to the transaction activities of world leaders, terrorists, drug dealers and money launderers.
The investigation concerned 16-month collaborative work involving greater than 400 journalists in 88 nations.
The information embody a lot of Suspicious Exercise Experiences (SARs) filed by banks and different monetary establishments to the U.S. authorities as required by the Financial institution Secrecy Act, with the entire quantity in suspicious transactions reported being $2 trillion ($2,099584,477,415.49).
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