The United Kingdom has declared it had returned the sum of £70million recovered from a convicted Nigerian.

The country said the unidentified individual was convicted of fraud in an Italian court.

Mr Paul Arkwright, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria made the disclosure on Monday in a chat with journalists in Abuja.

Arkwright, who refused to disclose the identity of the Nigerian, assured more funds, would be repatriated.


“The British government has no intention of keeping one kobo of Nigerian funds in the UK,” said the diplomat, adding “It all must come back to Nigeria.”

“Just as in Nigeria, the UK feels that the judicial process is important, and we have to go through those processes before the money can be returned,” he said

Arkwright also confirmed that British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Nigeria on Wednesday as part of her visit to Africa.