Falana said further that the countries will not release the money without a fight because they are benefitting.
Falana said further that the countries will not release the money without a fight because they are benefitting from it.
The lawyer made the remarks via a statement released on Thursday, September 22.
The statement reads in part:
“…For the umpteenth time, I am compelled to advise President Buhari to stop appealing to the conscience of the leaders of western countries to repatriate the nation’s looted wealth.”
“In spite of several promises, the British government did not return any fund under former Prime Minister David Cameron. In the same vein, the outgoing Barack Obama administration will not repatriate a dime to Nigeria.
“Since they have continued to benefit from the nation’s illicit funds kept in their banks and tax havens, western governments are not going to let go without a serious legal challenge.
“The Federal Government should therefore set up a team of local and foreign lawyers to initiate legal proceedings in the appropriate jurisdictions for the recovery and repatriation of the nation’s looted wealth.”
Falana made the comments after Buhari urged the United Nations (UN) to make the nations return Nigeria’s money.