United Kingdom has stated that it is working with the Nigerian government for recovering looted funds. Paul Arkwright, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, has said that the UK government had no plan to keep the money. Meanwhile, he added that there are certain legal requirements that Nigeria had not met to ease the recovering of the money. “We (UK) have no intention of holding onto Nigerian funds, they belong to the Nigerian people and they should be returned to the Nigerian people,” he said.
Clearly, there are legal requirements that we have to meet. We are working with the Nigerian government to see what we can do to return those funds. “They (money) will be returned, there is absolutely no doubt about it,” he said. Arkwright denied revealing the exact amount to be sent to Nigeria. He clarified that everything was being done to fast-track the repatriation procedures.
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