Nigeria’s ex-petroleum minister Ibe Kachikwu smuggled a car stolen from Jaguar’s UK assembly into the U.S., court documents seen by Peoples Gazette show.
A U.S. court has ordered the confiscation of the stolen vehicle found in possession of Mr Kachikwu. The order for forfeiture came after the ex-minister tried to smuggle the stolen vehicle into the U.S.
The vehicle, a 2007 Jaguar XKR, was stolen from a Jaguar assembly facility in Birmingham, England. In the complaint sheet, the car manufacturer explained that the vehicle was made for use in the Czech Republic as it did not meet the safety standards set out by the U.S.
It also told the U.S. court that the stolen XKR was shipped to Lagos.