Two Britons admit to bribing officials to secure contracts in the country

Nigeria is set to prosecute two Britons who have confessed to bribing officials to secure contracts in the country, according to local reports.

The contracts include the engineering, procurement and construction of liquefied natural gas facilities on Bonny Island, said the Daily Independent newspaper.

Federal Attorney General and Justice Minister, Michael Aondoakaa, who made the disclosure in a telephone interview with the newspaper, said since the two had admitted to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Nigeria was going to initiate criminal proceedings against them

The corruption scandal allegedly involves Siemens and Halliburton.

‘At least, for once, we want to tell the whole world that Nigeria is not as bad as people are made to believe, but that it is foreigners who encourage Nigerians to engage in corrupt practices,’ he told the paper.