Fireworks over return of £4.2m Ibori lootNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


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Just as the 2012 conviction of former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, by a court in the United Kingdom elicited mixed reactions, the British Government’s resolve yesterday to return to Nigeria £4.2million (about N2.2 billion) funds recovered from friends and family members of the former governor has stirred up debate pitting the Federal Government against the Delta State government.

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami yesterday, disclosed that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has directed that the £4.2million returned loot be deployed to complete the second Niger Bridge among other projects.

The British High Commissioner to…

Source: Guardian Newspaper