NEWS: UK To Return Ex Delta Governor Ibori’s £6.8m Of Loot To Nigeria

at 08:46 AM, 5/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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The UK government is to return  an additional 6.8 million pounds of the  confiscated loot of former Delta Governor, James Ibori, to Nigeria.

Rupert Broad, UK Metropolitan Police Senior Investigator, disclosed this in London on Tuesday at a meeting on “Supporting Policing in Nigeria: What Role for Police in the Nigerian Diaspora” held in the House of Commons.

While speaking  on UK and Nigeria’s anti-corruption partnership, Broad said “out of the eight million pounds confiscated from Ibori, 1.2 million pounds had so far been retuned to Nigeria, while the rest was waiting for redistribution as to when it would be sent back to Nigeria.”

He also said that an additional 80 million pounds had been temporarily confiscated from Ibori and his associates, including Patrice Gohil, one of his lawyers.

“Approximately, 80 million pounds is temporarily frozen and a confiscation hearing has been fixed for April 2015, where the judge will determine how much was stolen, after which it would be returned to Nigeria.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the British Southcrown  Court in April 2012  sentenced  Ibori  to 13 years jail term for fraud and money laundering.

Broad, who attributed the success of the Ibori case to partnership with the nation’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), said “the case signified Nigeria’s commitment to the fight corruption.

“In light of the Ibori case, Nigeria has done a fantastic job in tackling corruption.

“Corruption does not go away easily,  addressing it requires continuous process and the UK Metropolitan Police  will continue to collaborate with Nigerian authorities on cross border international investigation.”

Similarly, Nsikan Etuk, the Director of the UK Nigeria Police Forum, said that the diaspora was a powerful tool for the reformation of the nation’s police force.

Etuk, who spoke on “Supporting Policing in Nigeria”, expressed the commitment of the Forum in collaborating with government in tackling challenges impeding efficiency in policing in the country.

He said that the Forum, whose membership included serving and retired police personnel, was established following challenges facing  the Nigerian community in the UK.

In the same vein, Kunle  Bamgbose, the Nigerian Deputy High Commissioner to the UK, said the nation’s police officers were among the brightest in Africa, adding that they were only impeded  by operational challenges.

He said “inadequate equipment such as communication gadgets, the lack of efficient forensic laboratories  and other logistic problems are some of the challenges facing the police force.”

Bamgbose, however, said “it is difficult to impose UK policing culture in Nigeria because the environments are different.”

According to him, partnership in training and capacity building of officers will be an ideal area of collaboration.

The meeting, which had participants from the Nigerian community, was chaired by Meg Hillier, the Chair of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria.

winace at 09:22 AM, 5/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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Ok good but d ones dat have been returned so far, whr is it? Hmmmm
Kevinberry at 09:55 AM, 5/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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Very good..
Am sure the home base natural looters will start planning on how to share the money among themselves
angesco at 10:12 AM, 5/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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Nice swap. Keep him in prison - give us back our money!£6.8 million pounds has so far been RETURNED to Nigeria.Wow. That should help restore our poor infrastructure around the country.

However the question is WILL THE RETURNED MONEY BRING SMILES OR TEARS to the nation. Everyday a new breed of looters are ready and waiting to pounce! Thankfully a new breed of decent people are also popping up everyday. Its just the question of - who gets to the money first.

Thsnk you Mr Broad for letting us know!!
Foxtroft at 10:32 AM, 5/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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Waoow. Now the returned money will be a matter of "ole gbe, ole gba" as Yoruba ppl say meaning "Na one thief steal am, and na another thief hijack am"
morgrawl231 at 11:42 AM, 5/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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Who are they returning it to?Huh?
schmit at 11:50 AM, 5/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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See him face
zeigbo at 12:27 PM, 5/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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Shocked Shocked Shocked

Ritabrenice at 12:32 PM, 5/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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kejguv at 01:14 PM, 5/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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just hope it does nt fall into the hands of politicians that need it for campaign like Jonathan,,   where is Abacha loot?
ngfineface at 02:30 PM, 5/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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Its not about returning the money. Its about telling us where the money will be, what it will be used for and where they have kept all the money  recovered from looters
dareper at 04:33 PM, 5/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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Wetin don lost don lost. They money has been stolen and it has been stolen forever.
Larry28 at 06:10 PM, 5/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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beneno at 08:48 PM, 5/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
bospak at 10:03 PM, 5/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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wiloky at 05:59 AM, 6/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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Please can someone tell me why EFCC is so silence?
Fertymor at 05:20 PM, 8/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: morgrawl231 on 11:42 AM,  5/11/2014
Who are they returning it to?Huh?

Abi o... Ole gbe, ole tu gba... Na wa o
elchymo at 02:33 AM, 24/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Nice one
hackynoni111 at 04:32 PM, 2/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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i love dat.. kudos to them


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