By Bankole Wright
The government of Jersey Island has said the $300m hidden by former military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha in its territory will only be released directly to the Nigerian government.
Minister and Attorney-General of Jersey Island, Robert MacRae (QC) disclosed this on Tuesday during the ongoing 7th Session of Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, holding in Vienna, Austria.
He spoke at a meeting with Nigerian delegation led by chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
MacRae said the funds will not be released through any third party or allow any third party interference.
He said the process of the negotiation between Jersey, Nigeria and the United States “must be government to government cooperation”.