Ex-Convict Alamieyeseigha To Forfeit $600,000 US Mansion, $400,000 Cash, In US “Kleptocracy Initiative”

// Headline | Ex-Convict Alamieyeseigha To Forfeit $600,000 US Mansion, $400,000 Cash, In US “Kleptocracy Initiative”
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

Former governor of Bayelsa and convicted money launderer, DSP Alamieyeseigha will be losing his mansion in the Potomac area of Maryland, as he could not pay his annual real estate tax to the state.

Mr. Alamieyeseigha, popular known as “Alams,” bought the property from his looting of Bayelsa State resources.  That led to his arrest in the United Kingdom in 2006, from which he jumped bail dressed as a grandmother.

Officials of the state of Maryland Assessment and Taxation department told SaharaReporters that Alams owed the state some $10,000 in real estate taxes.

They said the property, which is located 504 Pleasant Drive, Rockville, MD 20850-5879 belongs to Solomon & Peters Ltd, an offshore front company used by the ex-convict to purchase the property in 2003 while he was the governor of Bayelsa state.   Solomon $ Peters Limited in registered in the British Virgin Islands.

Alams’ legal troubles led to the elevation of Goodluck Jonathan to the governorship of that state, and soon after, to national prominence when he was singlehandedly selected by President Olusegun Obasanjo as presidential running mate to Umaru Yar’Adua.  He was later arrested in the UK for money laundering but fled to Nigeria, where he was arrested and prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after members of the Bayelsa State assembly impeached him.

In 2005, Mr. Alamieyeseigha’s daughter, Oyindounbra, also bought a house in Whittier, California, where she attended a Community College.  In that same year, she sold the house for $1.7 before relocating to Nigeria.

Maryland officials told SaharaReporters that Mr. Alamiseyeseigha has not paid his property taxes for almost a year.

Interestingly, the same property in Maryland is being recovered by the Obama administration through the US Department of Justice’s “Kleptocracy Initiative”.   In March this year, the office of the US Attorney General filed to forfeit the assets of Mr. Alamieyeseigha in the US. The Potomac home, which is valued at $600,000, and another $400,000 belonging to the disgraced Governor was also found in a brokerage account at the Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC account in Massachusetts.

If and when the civil proceedings are concluded, the US government plans to repatriate the stolen monies to Nigeria.

“Funds of this nature that are repatriated to Nigeria ought to be put directly into specific public projects that are negotiated between the United Nations and the Nigeria government,” a newspaper columnist told SaharaReporters today.  “Otherwise, how does one know that the funds do not return to Alams through Nigeria’s own Kleptocracy Highway?”

Tagged : Sayo Akinyemi, Nigerian Weddings, Bassey Nnoyo, Nadine Chidiac, T.B. Joshua, King Davidson, Church of Christ in Nigeria, Halle Berry, MC Loph, Apo neighborhood, Estate agent dupes over 200 people, ASUU strike is 100 days today

Headlines Newsview all

Nigerian director of defence accepts army goofed over abducted school girls

Nigeria’s military authorities have acknowledged that they goofed over their statement that all but eight of the 129 abducted school girls of a secondary school ... Full story

Principal Says Military Lied, 115 Schoolgirls Kidnapped By Boko Haram Still Missing

Asabe Kwambura, principal of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State has denied reports from the military that most of the students kidnapped from her ...

Residents catch mad woman with N100,000, ATM cards, and BlackBerry phones

A woman said to be mentally-challenged escaped being lynched by an angry mob on Wednesday after she was allegedly caught with N100,000, two BlackBerry phones ...

Uwem Job Beheads Cousins, Injures Two Others in Akwa Ibom State

A 35-year old man, Mr. Uwem Job, on Wednesday, beheaded two of his cousins, Mr. Akaninyene Job, 45; and Ezekiel Job, 36 in Ikot Nkim, ...

Manager Godwin Tom Very Angry Wizkid Parted Ways With Him

Nigeria’s music industry has witnessed another fall-out between an artiste and a manager as pop sensation, Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun, and Waje have parted ways with ...

80 Abducted Girls Escape From Boko Haram!

About 80 students of the Government Girls’ Secondary School in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State, abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents on Monday ...

UK NGO Blasts Okonjo-Iweala For Protecting Corruption In Nigeria, Calls For Her Resignation

The Corner House, a United Kingdom non-governmental organization, has urged Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister, to resign her appointment if she ... Full story

Nigerian ‘Witch Hunter’ Pastor Helen Ukpabio To Be Banned From The UK

Campaigners are urging for Helen Ukpabio, known as 'Lady Apostle', to be deported and banned from returning to the UK on the grounds her preaches ... Full story

Ex Beauty Queen And Nollywood Legend Regina Askia Visits Nigeria

Regina Askia-Williams (born Imaobong Regina Askia Usoro, Lagos, Nigeria, 1967) is a Nigerian-born, American-based registered nurse (RN), healthcare and educational activist, television producer, writer, and ...

18 Year Old S3x Worker Oluwatosin Ami Gang-Raped To Death

Two gangsters have been arrested by Policemen attached to the Orile Police Division in Lagos State for allegedly raping and killing an 18-year-old commercial sex ...

One dead, many injured after rival cult groups fight over girlfriend

A 33-year-old man has been killed during a feud between two rival cult groups around Iba new site. Trouble, as gathered, started on Monday, April 14, ...

Comment on: Ex-Convict Alamieyeseigha To Forfeit $600,000 US Mansion, $400,000 Cash, In US “Kleptocracy Initiative”

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

Eja Nla To Koko Garri, D’Banj Where is Groundnut?

In the past two years of ‘silence’, the kokomaster has in fact released songs after songs. The problem is, all have been uniformly dreadful. D’banj ...

Tonto Dikeh Urges Young Girls Not Endure Domestic Violence Because Of Love

Domestic Violence is one thing most women in Africa face and many measures are being taken to curb this act. Many Nollywood actresses and actors ...

Actress Adunni Adewale There is No Data Base Of Nollywood

Nigerian born American actress Adunni Adewale, has thrown her weight on the lack of good structures in the entertainment industry and Nigeria as a whole.The ...

Celebrity birthday: Beverly Naya Takes It All

Today, Nollywood fast rising actress, Beverly Naya is marking her birthday.Beverly is a refreshing, young addition to the Nigerian entertainment scene, she captures the attention ...

MEET THE TOP 12 NIGERIAN IDOL SEASON 4 CONTESTANTS

After visiting 5 cities and several months of nerve-wrecking auditions and thousands of Nigerians giving their all to be on Africa’s No 1 music talent ...

Ex-hubby Olumide Okufulure: I Changed Laide Bakare’s Live With A 2 million Naira Chrysler Car & A 4matic Benz

Nollywood actress, Laide Bakare, may have been going through tough time, but the actress seems not ready to reply her critics over her husband’s recent ...

Actress cum Style Icon Genevieve Shine In Escada Outfit

Award winning Nollywood screen diva, Genevieve Nnaji, who casted in the film adaptation of Chimamanda's Half of a Yellow Sun, attended the private screening of ...

I Wasted My Time With You But No Regrets At All–WizKid’s Manager Tells Him

Nigerian recording Afro-pop artist Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as WizKid, has parted ways with his Former Manager called Godwin Tom.The duo separated after a ...

Terrorism In Nigeria Is Spiritual –IK Osakioduwa

Do you have a story/gist for publication? Please email it to story@nigeriafilms.com LILILL Zamfara | 4/17/2014 1:14:07 PM I like GLJ, but the serious problem is that, ...

Rapper cum Makeup Artist Dishes Advises On Recounts Of Her 6Years Battle With Acne

Talented Nigerian female singer, Eva Elohor Alordiah, popularly known as Eva, is one Nigerian star that is known for her uniqueness and artistry talents. Recently, ...