The UK, UK, has expressed its readiness to return looted belongings by former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, price £4.2 million to Nigeria.
The British Excessive Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms. Catriona Laing, stated the belongings had been a part of these recovered from Ibori’s family and friends members.
Laing disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja at a ceremony to signal a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between each international locations.
The British envoy assured that extra of such recoveries from Ibori’s case could be returned to Nigeria sooner or later.
She disclosed that the sum was the primary tranche of such deliberate returns.
Laing stated the Ibori’s case is sophisticated and the UK authorities had been nonetheless engaged on the overall quantity concerned.
Nigeria’s Lawyer Normal and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who signed for the nation, disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the returned loots be deployed for completion of the second Niger Bridge, the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and the Abuja to Kano expressway.
UK to return £4.2m Ibori loot to Nigeria