Human rights lawyer and political activist, Femi Falana has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to return the £4.2million looted funds recovered from former Delta State Governor, James Ibori by the UK government to the Delta state.
He made this statement in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, where he asked the Federal Government to return the money to the State.
In his words:
“The Federal Government ought to be commended for pursuing this matter having regards to the fact that this case is a collabo issue between the EFCC under Malami/Ribadu and the Metropolitan Police in the United Kingdom.
“Having acknowledged the role of the Federal Government, the fund has to return to the source. As the Attorney General has said, the money is over £100 million. So what has been released now is the first tranche of £4.2 million.
“Since the money left the covers of the Delta State Government, it has to be returned once it is recovered.”