The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris, Wednesday clarified that the recovered £4.2m Ibori loot has not been returned to Delta State.
He said the issue surrounding the loot had “not been properly resolved”.
Ahmed said the clarification became necessary to put the records straight following media reports on the money.
In a statement issued by Director, Information, Press and Public Relations, OAGF, Mr. Henshaw Ogubike, Idris, said, “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,” he added.
The statement pointed out that the explanation was without prejudice to the proceedings at a public hearing during which the AGF only made general comments about recoveries relating to state governments.
“This is the true position as regards the £4.2m Ibori Loot.
“The issue of the £4.2m Ibori Loot has not been properly resolved.
“The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) wishes to put the records straight regarding the widely circulated media report on the £4.2m Ibori Loot,” the AGF stated.
The same Accountant General of the Federation had on Tuesday claimed that the £4.2 million loot recovered from a former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, and his associates, which was recently repatriated from the United Kingdom, had been returned to Delta State.