Delta heads to Supreme Court to reclaim N2.2bn Ibori loot

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The Delta state government has vowed to challenge the Federal Government’s plan to deploy the recently returned £4.2 million (around N2.2 billion) recovered from former Governor, James Ibori, at the Supreme Court.

Commissioner for Information, Ehiedu Aniagwu disclosed this today.

Recall that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), had said the funds from the United Kingdom would be used to complete the ongoing work on Second Niger Bridge, Abuja-Kano Road and the Lagos-Ibadan road.

However, Aniagwu said the state government will approach the court to seek redress.

“We would try to get take advantage of the legal system to make the federal government correct the injustice they are about to visit on us as a state,” he said.

“If they are quite sure that the funds they are about to repatriate left Delta State on account of those who have governed the state in the past, on what basis would they now take the money to another place? Under which law?”

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