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Accountant-General recants, says FG yet to return £4.2m Ibori loot to Delta



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.

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris, had disclosed on Tuesday before the House of Representatives Committee on Recovered Assets, in Abuja, that the funds had been released to the state.

The Delta State government had however denied receiving the funds.

A statement from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) on Wednesday said: “

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.”