The Federal Government of Nigeria has just taken possession of $308million of another Abacha loot that was stashed in the United States of America.
Since the death of former Nigerian Head of State and military dictator, General Sani Abacha, the Nigerian Government has received monies from overseas in excess of $5b allegedly stolen and stored up by the Head of State.
Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC were involved in the latest retrieval from the USA and one of it’s senior officials Mr Olukayode gave a recount of what those from the American side told him:
“Two weeks ago, I was privileged to be on the team that went to recover $308million for Nigeria. They are from Washington.
“You know what the Oyinbos told us when we wanted to sign the treaty? They had the audacity to look into our eyes and said: ‘If you people steal this money again, we will collect it back from you.
“I stood up against them, I said: ‘We are not a corrupt nation. A few people might have stolen money, but Nigeria is not a corrupt nation.‘
“And you know it is not their fault, (they said that) because they have seen recovered loot being looted again.”
Mr Olukayode is the EFCC Secretary.