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Ex-Niger governor denies owning property in Dubai

Ex-Niger governor denies owning property in Dubai

Babangida Aliyu

Aliyu made the denial after a list of prominent Nigerians who allegedly own property in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was released by an online platform.

Former Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu has denied reports that he owns property in Dubai.
Aliyu made the denial after a list of prominent Nigerians who allegedly own property in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was released by online platform, Sahara Reporters.

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The former governor’s response was contained in a statement released by his spokesman, Israel Ebije on Friday, January 22, 2016.
It reads:
“They should do their investigation and if I am found guilty of owning any property in UAE, the Federal Government (FG) should appropriate (it).”

“I am totally committed to the President Muhammadu Buhari decisive effort towards repatriating stolen funds and his plan towards making political offices less palatable and incidence of impunity as low as possible.”
“I am however concerned over baseless accusations peddled against my person.”

The allegations were made after the Nigerian government reached an agreement with the UAE to enable the extradition of corrupt officials hiding stolen funds in Dubai.
President Muhammadu Buhari has also reportedly ordered Nigerian diplomats in the UAE to compile a list of politically exposed Nigerians with properties in Dubai by March 2016.

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