South Korean ex-president Lee Myung-bak in detention over corruption charges

South Korean ex-president Lee Myung-bak in detention over corruption charges

- The former president Lee Myung-bak of South Korea has been charged with bribery, and embezzlement

- Lee was charged with embezzling $33 million, receiving a total of $10 million in bribes, and tax evasion amounting to $281,270

- He has been at a Seoul detention center since his arrest in March, 2018

South Korean prosecutors have indicted former president Lee Myung-bak on bribery, embezzlement and other charges.

The indictment, which came on Monday, April 9, was made just three days after his successor, Park Geun-hye was given a jail term of 24 years in prison for a different corruption scandal, Fox News reports.

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The Seoul central district prosecutors' office announced the same day that it charged Lee with receiving a total of $10 million in bribes from the country's spy agency, Samsung and bodies.

He was also charged with embezzling not less than $33 million of official funds from a private company he owned and evaded corporate taxes totaling $281,270.

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Lee was a Hyundai executive and a Seoul mayor before serving as president from 2008-2013. He has been at a Seoul detention center since his arrest in March, 2018.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the South Korean Police said that they had arrested a 46 year-old Nigerian for smuggling large amounts of methamphetamines, also called meth, into the country through international mail from China.

The Nigerian was yet to be identified was being detained by the Gyeongnam provincial police Agency in Seoul.

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Source: Naija.ng

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