Report: Chinese Firm Helped Nigerian Senator Launder $13 Million

Report: Chinese Firm Helped Nigerian Senator Launder $13 Million


Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) indicted the Nigerian subsidiary of a Chinese construction firm for allegedly aiding the fraudulent cash transactions of a Nigerian senator amounting to roughly $13 million in 2014, the nation’s Premium Times reported Tuesday.

The Nigerian subsidiary of the state-run China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) firm allegedly helped Nigerian senator Stella Oduah launder millions of dollars during a five-month period, the Premium Times revealed.

Nigeria’s EFCC filed a 25-count charge against Oduah, CCECC Nigeria Ltd., and seven other people involved in the cash transactions on December 17, 2020. The allegations include “conspiracy to commit money laundering, transferring, taking control and taking possession of proceeds of fraud, aiding and abetting money laundering and opening anonymous bank accounts.”

Oduah, who currently represents Anambra North district in the Nigerian Senate, is connected to all 25 charges. She has denied all of the EFCC’s allegations against her. One of the defendants in

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