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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, has said that the Federal Government had identified at least N1.12trn (£2 billion) stolen funds which the government was determined to recover from different countries of the world. The Special Assistance to the HAGF on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, made this known in shared video clips of the Attorney General of the Federation speaking with journalists on the sideline of the ongoing 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States of America.
The AGF revealed that the amount were only a part of looted Assets from Nigeria but have now been traced to different countries, including the United Kingdom (U.K.) and Ireland. According to him, “We are looking to recover further about £2 billion among others, but then, that does not mean to say that no other associated assets are being pursued in other countries of the world, including Ireland and other countries”. He further disclosed that, in the past four years, the Federal Government had recovered about $700 million of the funds stolen from Nigeria and stashed
away in foreign countries.
Malami assured Nigerians and the International Community that the Federal Government is building consensus necessary to ensure the repatriation of the £2 billion and other assets/funds stolen from the country.  “We are building consensus in terms of driving resolutions and processes associated with assets recovery; so when we are pursuing the
assets in their own right, we are equally trying as much as possible on what we can do in building consensus around making the process of recovery (easier) locally and internationally.” The HAGF stated.

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