BY LEVI JOHNSON
The British Government has resolved to return to Nigeria £4.2million being part of the funds so far recovered from friends and family members of former Delta Governor, James Ibori.
This was disclosed on Tuesday by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The British High Commission to Nigeria, Ms Catriona Laing, said this was the first tranche of such planned returns.
According to Channels TV, Laing stated this at the signing of the MoU at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Justice.
She said the money was recovered from friends and family members of the former governor.
High Commission frowned that many Nigerians were in the habit of siphoning money from the country to the UK, saying that has also affected the level of trust between the two countries.
Laing however warned that the UK will no longer be used as a destination for looters to siphon proceeds of crimes.