The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation has recanted, saying the £4.2 million loot recovered from former Governor James Ibori has not been returned to to the Delta State Government.
This was contained in a press statement titled, ‘Re: £4.2m Ibori loot: Putting the records straight’, signed by
Director of Information, Press and Public Relations, OAGF, Henshaw Ogubike, on Wednesday.
This comes less than 24 hours after the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris said at the National Assembly Abuja hat the looted fund had been returned to Delta State.
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.”