South Africa To Return $15m Seized Funds To Nigeria

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The South African Secretary for Defence and Military Veterans, Dr. Sam Gulube, said this while fielding questions from journalists shortly after the opening ceremony of the Nigeria-South Africa Defence Industry inaugural seminar on Monday in Abuja.

The South African Revenue Service seized Nigeria’s $15m meant for arms purchase at Lanseria Airport, north-west of Johannesburg, on September 5, 2014, but the money had yet to be released almost two years after.

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa had, while on a three-day state visit to Nigeria in March, stated that  the money would be released after all the investigations were concluded.

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