Reps want refund of Ibori’s £4.2m loot to Delta State

The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to refund to Delta State, the recovered loot of £4.2 million by the former Governor of the state, Chief James Ibori.
The House resolution was sequel to the adoption of a motion jointly sponsored by the Delta State caucus lawmakers led by the Minority Leader, Honourable Ndudi Elumelu,who alleged that the total sum of £4.2 million was looted by the former governor.
In a lead debate, Elumelu observed that the “sum of £4.2 million being proceeds of looted funds recovered from James Ibori which is being transferred to the coffers of the Federal Government for appropriation without recourse to the Delta State government and or parliament in two weeks’ time.
The House also asked the Federal Government to stop forthwith further appropriation and disbursement of the recovered loot pending the final determination of its investigation.
The British government had on Tuesday unveiled plans to return the £4.2 million (about N2.2 billion) funds to Nigeria, barely nine months after a UK Court convicted former Delta State governor, Ibori.

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