A Niger Delta primarily based group, Community for the Protection of Democracy and Good Governance, (NDDGG), has reminded the Federal Authorities that antecedents have been laid in return of recovered loot.
It stated the case of recovered £4.2 million from James Ibori shouldn’t be totally different.
In a press release signed by Hon. Williams Igweh, Director of Operations of the group, he stated the cash needs to be returned to Delta State the identical manner, it was up to now returned to Plateau and Bayelsa states, within the curiosity of equity, fairness and honest play.
The group recommended the decrease chamber of the Nationwide Meeting for standing with the folks when it handed a decision final week, that the recovered loot needs to be returned to Delta State authorities.
Members of the Home of Representatives in a movement of “pressing nationwide public significance”, final week, handed a decision that the recovered £4.2 million be returned to Delta State.”
The plenary was presided by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Idris Wase.
The lawmakers had “insisted that the fund was stolen from Delta State and as such ought to rightly be returned to the state for the event of its infrastructure.”
The NDDGG faulted the Minister of Justice and Legal professional Common of the Federarion, Abubakar Malami for his earlier assertion that the fund can be used to finance the development of the second Niger Bridge, Abuja-Kano highway, and Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
They requested the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) and different anti-graft companies to wade in in order to pre-empt makes an attempt to divert the fund.
DAILY POST recollects that the UK had on Tuesday March ninth, 2021 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to return the sum of £4.2 million stolen by former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, to Nigeria.