The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has affirmed that it is obvious there is a strong condemnation of corruption by the international community, insisting what remains to be done is the global collaboration to enhance asset recovery and return of stolen asset to the victim state.
However, the zeal accompanying asset recovery has not always been matched by the same ambition and urgency for ass et return due to a myriad of factors in both requesting and requested states. Tension has been growing between developed countries that received stolen asset and requesting states who are asking for their stolen assets to be returned unconditionally.
Panelists at the session examined the mechanism by which operation could be enhanced and measures to facilitate and ease recovery of stolen assets back to the origin. They were; Oliver Stolpe, UNODC/Star Initiative, Vienna, Austria, Ekpo Nta - Chairman, ( ICPC), Antonio Tricarico, Director, Re-Common Italy and Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye ,Executive Secretary, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption. (PACAC).
He also called for increased media participation in the exposure and the protection of whistle blowers which must come in to clear the air, so that people with good information will be confident enough to bring them to the public.