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AG office makes U-turn on returning Ibori loot, says money being awaited

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The Workplace of the Accountant Normal of the Federal has revealed that £4.2m looted by former Governor, James Ibori which was just lately repatriated from the UK continues to be being awaited.

DAILY POST had reported that the Federal Authorities on Tuesday mentioned that the £4.2m looted by former Governor, James Ibori just lately repatriated from the UK has been returned to Delta State.

Accountant-Normal of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, made the declare when he was grilled by the Reps committee on Evaluation and Standing of All Recovered Loots Movable and Immovable Belongings from 2002 to 2020.

Nevertheless, the Delta State Authorities in an announcement launched on Wednesday mentioned it had not acquired any 4.2 million kilos returned by the UK from the Federal Authorities.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Delta State Governor, Olisa Ifejika additionally mentioned the state was not involved with the Federal Authorities, particularly the Workplace of the Legal professional-Normal of the Federation, on the difficulty.

Following the event, Henshaw Ogubike, OAGF Director (Info, Press and Public Relations) in an announcement clarified that the cash continues to be being awaited, after which the problems round it will likely be resolved earlier than additional motion is taken.

In response to the assertion, no cash has been returned to Delta State.

“The Workplace of the Accountant Normal of the Federation (OAGF) needs to place the information straight relating to the broadly circulated media report on the £4.2m Ibori Loot.

“The difficulty of the £4.2m Ibori Loot has not been correctly resolved. The cash continues to be being awaited, after which the problems round it will likely be resolved earlier than additional motion is taken. For now, no cash has been returned to Delta State.

“This rationalization is with out prejudice to the proceedings on the public listening to that occurred yesterday throughout which the AGF was solely making normal feedback about recoveries referring to State Governments.

“That is the true place as regards the £4.2m Ibori Loot,” the assertion mentioned.

FG returns £4.2m Ibori loot to Delta

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