Former governor of Delta State James Ibori
• Nigeria said it has received funds looted by former Delta State governor
• The amount was credited into the designated Nigerian Government account with naira equivalent
• Attorney General Malami confirmed that the amount had hit government account as of May 10
Nigerian authorities Tuesday said the state funds looted by the former governor of Delta State James Ibori, has returned to the country.
Nigeria’s Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said in a statement by his spokesman, Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, that a total of £4,214,017.66 of the loot associated with the family members of the former Delta State governor has been received.
According to the statement, the amount was credited into the designated Nigerian Government account with naira equivalent value of the amount as of 10th May 2021.
Malami had earlier signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Kingdom for the repatriation of the Ibori loot on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The development, according to Malami, was a demonstration of the recognition of reputation Nigeria earns through records of management of recovered stolen Nigerian money in the execution of public-oriented projects.