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Delta To Drag FG To Supreme Court Over James Ibori Loot

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Ibori Didn't Steal Any Money From Delta Coffers - Group

The Delta State Government on Tuesday said it would head to the Supreme Court to challenge the federal government’s plan to deploy the recently returned £4.2 million (around N2.2 billion) recovered from former governor, James Ibori.

Naija News reports that this was made known by the Commissioner for Information, Ehiedu Aniagwu, while reacting to news of the repatriation of the funds.

Recall that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), had said the returned loot would be used to complete the ongoing work on Second Niger Bridge, Abuja-Kano Road and the Lagos-Ibadan road.

But Aniagwu said the federal government can only take a percentage for the cost of the recovery but deploy the funds into federal roads in the state.

“We would try to get take advantage of the legal system to make the federal government correct the injustice they are about to visit on us as a state,” he said.

“If they are quite sure that the funds they are about to repatriate left Delta State on account of those who have governed the state in the past, on what basis would they now take the money to another place?”

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.

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