Seized Cash Worth $4.7 Billion Fuels Nigerian Political Fight

Nigeria’s state governors sued the federal government for allegedly failing to share billions of dollars in confiscated funds with their administrations.

The heads of the West African nation’s 36 states filed a case with the Supreme Court in March seeking an order that President Muhammadu Buhari explain his government’s use of 1.84 trillion naira ($4.7 billion) of stolen cash that’s been recovered. Funds have bypassed the proper account, being assigned either to special projects or unknown destinations, according to the lawsuit.

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