The federal government has been urged to return the 4.2 million pounds loot recovered from former governor James Ibori to Delta State.
A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana SAN said this on Wednesday while speaking on a Channels TV programme.
Although Falana commended the Federal Government for pursuing the recovery of the loot in collaboration with the London Metropolitan Police, he said however that stated that the fund should be returned to Delta state where the money belongs to.
He said that the said fund was originally a statutory allocation to the Delta State government where Ibori was governor when the money was allocated to.
Falana said that since the money left the coffers of the Delta State government, the money should be returned to the Delta State government, adding that there was already precedence to the case on the ground.
He cited previous cases where looted funds by Governors Joshua Dariye and Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, were returned to the state governments of Plateau and Bayelsa, respectively.