President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Friday after a 4-day working visit to the United Kingdom where he participated in the London Anti-Corruption Summit hosted by British Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Before leaving the UK, President Buhari promised to reel out a comprehensive list of sums recovered so far and the individuals who returned money to the coffers of the Federal Government during his May 29 Democracy Day broadcast.
In an interview with Nigerian journalists in London, President Buhari explained that he would follow due process to ensure those indicted were successfully prosecuted.
He said: “So far, what has come out, what has been recovered, in whatever currency, from which ministry, department and individuals, I intend on the 29th to speak on this because all that Nigerians are getting to know are from the newspapers, radio and television.
“We want to make a comprehensive report by May 29”.
On whether the names of the corrupt government officials or those indicted would be published, he said it would eventually be done.
“We want to successfully prosecute them. But you know you can’t go to the court unless you have the documents to do your prosecutions – where some of these people sign for these monies, send it to their personal bank accounts.
“Their banks gave a statement that the money is there when it came how much of it available and so on”.
While in the UK, the President gave a response to a comment by Mr Cameron, made before the summit held, referring to Nigeria and Afghanistan as fantastically corrupt nation.
President Buhari said he would not request for an apology from the British Prime Minister, but that he would request that all looted funds in the UK be returned to Nigeria.
He also sought the establishment of strategies that would hasten the return of stolen funds, which he said were needed for development back home.