The Federal Government has said it would recover 200 million pounds stashed in the United States, as it embarks on a massive recovery of assets belonging to the country, Malami revealed.
The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami who was speaking on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in Wednesday, September 22.
Speaking on the fight against corruption and illicit financial flow in the country, he said, “We are looking at the possibility of recovering further 200m pounds among others but then, that does not mean they are not other associated assets being pursued, in terms of other countries of the world inclusive of Ireland.
“We are pursuing a lot of assets across the globe and then we intend to coordinate further meetings; relating to recovery in the United Kingdom which is associated with certain personalities”.
Malami said he would not like to further disclose the strategy the federal government will use in making the recovery; but noted that the “government is trying to gather international momentum associated with the processes and procedures; in terms of making things easier for countries to recover assets with ease”.
He added that the government is fully committed to its anti-corruption campaign; and by extension spreading its dragnet to those who are in the custody of laundered or stolen funds.
Meanwhile, the House of Reps on Wednesday, September 22, called for investigation of an alleged exclusion of Rivers from projects to be financed by a fresh World Bank loan.
Solomon Bob (PDP-Rivers) had alleged in the house that the Federal Government, as widely reported by some newspapers; is the only state that would not benefit from the loans.
He stated that the report, if true, rendered the Federal Government’s action; as contrary to the spirit and letters of the 1999 Constitution.
He added that it would be discriminatory against the people of Rivers; and also capable of creating a sense of alienation, exclusion and discontent.