By Yemi Adedeji, Abuja
The federal government has been given a fresh condition by the government of Jersey Island for the repatriation of $300 million stashed within its territory by Sani Abacha,the late military dictator, saying it will only be released to the Nigerian Government directly, not through any third party.
Robert MacRae, Minister and Attorney-General of Jersey Island, disclosed this at the ongoing 7th Session of Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, holding in Vienna, Austria.
MacRae stated that with the negotiations holding between Jersey, Nigeria and the United States in respect of repatriation of the $300m loot, the process “must be government to government cooperation”.
He spoke at a side meeting with the Nigeria delegation led by the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, according to a statement on Tuesday
The EFCC was accompanied to the meeting by four members of the Nigeria delegation.