After a denial by the Delta State Government that it has not received the £4.5 million loot repatriated to the United Kingdom government, the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, ()OAGF, has clarified that it has indeed not sent the money.
Everyday.ng reported comments earlier in the day by a top Delta official that the money has not registered in its account after the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, announced on Tuesday in the House of Representatives that the money had been sent into the state coffers.
A statement by Mr. Henshaw Ogubike, Director (Information, Press and Public Relations), OAGF, titled: “RE: £4.2m IBORI LOOT: PUTTING THE RECORDS STRAIGHT” is reproduced hereunder:
“The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) 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.”