ABUJA, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 – The Presidency has disclosed that it will commence discussion with the United States’ government on the repatriation of the $480m loot stashed in American banks by former Military Head of State, late Gen. Sani Abacha soon.
In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the government also revealed that it has forwarded an account in which $1M loot from Bayelsa State Governor, late Dieprieye Alamieyesiegha will be paid into.
The statement reads, “A FGN account has already been given for the return of one million dollars from Alamieyesiegha.
“Judgement on the $480m Abacha loot has been won and our Attorney-General, Malami (SAN) will be in the US next week to speak to the Department of Justice on the next steps for the return of that as well.
“The U.S is paying to Nigeria, not the other way round.”