Ibori Loot: Don’t Touch that £4.2m from U.K., it’s for Delta Govt, N’Assembly Tells Buhari

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The House of Representatives has urged the halt appropriation of 4.2 million pounds recovered from former Gov. James Ibori of .

The resolution followed a unanimous adoption of a motion by Minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-) at plenary on Wednesday.
The motion was co-sponsored by nine other lawmakers from .

Speaking, Elumelu said the 4.2 million pound, being proceeds of looted funds recovered from former Gov. James Ibori was being transferred the coffers of the for appropriation.

According to him, this is without recourse to the Delta Government.
The rep said the money belonged to the people of Delta and be refunded to the coffers of the Government for developmental purposes.

Elumelu said assets seized by Economic Financial Crimes Commission () from other states were returned to those states as the case and Abia.
“If the is allowed to appropriate the without recourse to the Delta Government, the people of the will be shortchanged.

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“They will be deprived of their legitimate to improve on the economy of the as well as provide the requisite infrastructure for their benefit,” he said.
The house mandated its Committees on Finance, Justice and Recovered Funds to investigate the matter.

The lower chambers urged the Ministry of Finance to stop disbursement pending the final determination of the matter by the House.

The House also requested the Ministry of Finance and Attorney General of Federation to furnish it with all particulars relating to the money.

his ruling, Deputy Ahmed Wase mandated the committees to conclude investigations and report to the House within two weeks.