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Nigerian's React As British High Commission Said, Stolen Money Is Not Welcome In The UK.

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Catriona Laing has made it known to Nigeria people and government that stolen money gotten from fraudulent activities will no longer be welcome in the UK.

This was said by the Commissioner on Tuesday when she signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Nigerian government at the Ministry of Justice.

She made it known that the UK Government is ready to return the confiscated assets of former Gov. James Ibori in the UK.

And the MOU she said will see to the return of over 4.2 Million Pounds which was recovered from the associates and family of James Ibori to the Government of Nigeria.

She said this assets was return to the government of Nigeria after a long fight with a third party and it was defeated at the court.

It was recalled that in February 2012, James Ibori pleaded guilty for money laundering, forgery and was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment in the UK.

She said some of his family and associates have so recieved similar sentences.

She said it has been an agreement between the UK government and Nigeria to use the return assset for project which are beneficial to the poor masses of Nigeria.

The government has assured the UK Government of transparency in using recovered money for project like, lagos to Ibadan Expressway, second Niger bridge and Kano-Abuja road.

We hope the government will be transparent as said and see to the judicious use of the recovered fund.

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