Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 07/2008

Nigeria-Related Financial Crime and its links with Britain

Michael Peel

November 2006

Chatham House


Financial crime linked to Nigeria is a large and pressing problem for the British authorities, which are short of the information and resources needed to deal with it.

This report aims to look at the background and context of financial crime connected to Nigeria. It focuses on offences committed both by Nigerian nationals in Britain and by British individuals and companies operating corruptly in Nigeria. Its primary purpose is to inform decision-making that will benefit Britain and Nigeria.