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Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Ibori Loot Has Not Been Returned to Delta Yet - AGF Recants

The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation has denied returning £4.2 million loot recovered from former Governor James Ibori to Delta State Government.

This was contained in a press statement titled, ‘Re: £4.2m Ibori loot: Putting the records straight’, signed by
Director of Information, Press and Public Relations, OAGF, Henshaw Ogubike, on Wednesday.

This is coming barely 24 hours after the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, on Tuesday, said that the looted fund had been returned to Delta State.

Idris spoke in Abuja on Tuesday when he appeared before the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Assessment and Status of All Recovered Loots Movable and Immovable Assets from 2002 to 2020 by Agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria for Effective Efficient Management and Utilisation.
The statement read, “The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation wishes to put the records straight regarding the widely circulated media report on the £4.2m Ibori Loot.

“The issue of the £4.2m Ibori Loot has not been properly resolved. The money is still being awaited, after which the issues around it will be resolved before further action is taken. For now, no money has been returned to Delta State.

“This explanation is without prejudice to the proceedings at the public hearing that took place yesterday during which the AGF was only making general comments about recoveries relating to State Governments. This is the true position as regards the £4.2m Ibori Loot.”

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