Dubai Properties: UAE Clears Suswam, Mimiko, Traces Properties To Fayose, Jonathan’s Wife, Others
By Abiodun Oluwarotimi with agency reports
The government of the United Arab Emirate (UAE) has released the names of Nigerian politicians who own properties and business interests in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Against earlier accusations on social media, the UAE government however vindicated former Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue state and Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state, saying they are not parts of the politicians that own properties in the country.
This came just as President Muhammadu Buhari has gone into an agreement with the government of the United Arab Emirates to help recover stolen money by politicians in Nigeria.
Those mentioned to have owned houses and business interest in UAE are Governor Ayodele Fayose (he owns a house in Dubai), Senate Minority Leader and former Akwa-Ibom governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio (he has a plush home in Dubai linked to him), Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan (she has three properties in Dubai as well as several businesses)
Also indicted are former Bauchi governor, Isa Yuguda (he has a property in Abu Dhabi), Former ‘Chief Servant’ of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu has a property linked to him in Dubai, Former Aviation minster, Femi Fani-Kayode has a property linked to him in Dubai, Former Minister of Transport Idris Umar also owns a property in Dubai where he is currently hiding in Dubai.
Others are Former Minister of Niger Delta, Godsday Orubebe also owns a property in Dubai, Former Attorney General and minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke owns a house in Abu Dhabi, Former minister of state for finance, Bashir Yuguda who is currently on trial has two houses linked to him in Abu Dhabi and Former minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has several businesses linked to her in the UAE.