Popular Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has alleged that about $9 billion (N6.9trn) worth of gold is being illegally taken from Nigeria annually in private jets.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria made this known on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
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“Just yesterday, a friend was asking me ‘how can this government appoint Dele Alake as Minister of Solid Minerals… it should be Information’.
“Do you know the implication? $9 billion worth of gold is illegally taken from Nigeria annually according to former minister, Dr Ogah, through private jets”.
He further narrated the story of a farmer who was chased out of his farm and offered ₦150,000 as compensation.
“They (clients) came to us and we said don’t worry, we will go to court… the judge awarded ₦250 million naira.
“Unfortunately, after the case, we discovered that in 5 years, that company will profit 500 million dollars.”
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$9B Worth Of Gold Illegally Taken From Nigeria Annually – Femi Falana
Falana narrates the story of a farmer who was chased out of his farm and offered ₦150,000: "They came to us and we said don't worry, we will go to court…the judge awarded 250 million naira.
— Channels Television (@channelstv) August 18, 2023