Event: Dirty Money – Europe’s Thirst for Oil in Nigeria

Thu 25 Jun 2015, 6:30pm
Free Word Lecture Theatre

This event will look at the environmental and social impact of Western oil corporations in the Niger Delta, Nigeria.

It will also focus on Dirty Money, a graphic novel that tells the incredible story of Dotun Oloko, a Nigerian whistleblower who tries to expose what he suspects is the involvement of the British Government and European Institutions in the laundering of millions of dollars of money stolen from Nigeria by James Ibori, the corrupt former governor of one of the country’s oil rich states. Suspecting colossal fraud and corruption, Oloko reports the facts to the UK department for international development and the European Investment Bank – only to find his family placed under covert surveillance. In the end, Ibori will be sentenced by a London Court for fraud and money laundering, but the western institutions that Oloko alleged were complicit are still in business.

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