The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, has disclosed that the £4.2 million Ibori loot has been paid to Delta State.
He disclosed this on Tuesday when he appeared before the ad hoc committee investigating the status of all recovered loots, movable and immovable assets from 2002 to 2020.
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This differed with the position of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on the recoverey of funds looted from the states.
He said those recovered funds should be paid to the states where the funds were stolen from.
He informed that, they had in the past paid Plateau and another state where funds were stolen from.
“I know there was a time recovery was made on behalf of Plateau State. There was one for Bayelsa. There was one for different states, even Delta. Such recoveries go specifically to those states.”
When asked by the chairman about the recent Ibori loot received from the United Kingdom. The Accountant General replied, “It has been paid to the state. It was paid to Delta state.”
“Any recovery arising from looted funds from a particular state goes to the state. The state governors would not even allow this to fly.
“They will take Federal Government to court for holding their money. So we don’t joke and we don’t play with that. We pay them their money.”