The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami revealed after his return from a two-day International Anti-Corruption Summit, that the government of the United Kingdom has agreed to return the funds stolen from Nigeria.
The minister said the UK expressed commitment towards returning Nigeria’s looted funds during a bilateral meeting between the two nations.
He said though there was no estimate of how much of the Nigeria’s funds stashed in the UK, but “it has been compiled for certainty”.
Malami said apart from the meetings which Nigeria had with the UK, there were no other bilateral talks between Nigeria and other nations.
He said, “There was no sideline talks as such, but then there has been a bilateral meeting, other than the conference, in which express commitment has been shown by the leadership of the UK towards the idea of loot recovery”.
“The UK has shown extra commitment apart from the resolution that was unanimously passed at the conference. Nigeria was treated as a priority in terms of execution of such commitment”, he told Punch.