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Show Me the Money

Leveraging Anti-Money Laundering Tools to Fight Corruption in Nigeria

By Nuhu Ribadu
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In this riveting account, Nuhu Ribadu tells the story of his time as the creator and then executive chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nigeria’s financial crimes law enforcement agency. From 2003 to 2007, he oversaw the conviction of over 250 financial criminals and the recovery of more than $5 billion worth of stolen assets—and made powerful enemies in the process. Twice he survived attempts on his life, and he was eventually forced to exit the commission. Now he recounts how the commission used stepped-up global anti-money laundering efforts—spurred by the Financial Action Task Force blacklisting of Nigeria in 2001—to open the door to a courageous and unprecedented crusade against corruption.

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