President of the Africa development bank, Akinwunmi Adesina has been cleared of all corruption charges against him.
A panel of three experts, led by former Irish president Mary Robinson alongside Gambia’s Chief Justice Hassan Jallow and the World Bank’s integrity vice president Leonard McCarthy, cleared Adesina of all charges alleged by whistleblowers.
The African banking institution and Adesina — who is the sole candidate for the bank’s August’s presidential elections — has been battered by the rollercoaster of allegations after the whistleblowers’ complaints were leaked to the media in April.
The former Nigerian finance minister had always stated he was “innocent” of the charges. All 16 whistleblower allegations against him have been dismissed.