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US restores $1 million stolen by ex-governor of Nigeria

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The USA and the Nigerian authorities on Thursday, inked a deal for the return stolen cash of about $1 million by late Deprieye Alamieyeseigha, a former governor in Nigeria .

Mr Alamieyeseigha, who was governor of Bayelsa in South-south Nigeria in 1999, was faraway from workplace by the Bayelsa State Home of Meeting in December 2005 to face trial.

Mr Alamieyeseigha was arrested in London in September 2005 over corruption allegations however managed to leap bail and returned to Nigeria.

He later died in October 2015.

Funds linked to him within the UK and the US have been additionally seized because of joint cooperation.

On the signing of the settlement for the repatriation of funds seized from him by the US authorities, in Abuja on Thursday, the US ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, stated the funds can be deployed to funding healthcare providers in Bayelsa State.