FG Mother Over Nigerians’ Unclaimed British Assets

The Foreign Office and Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission kept quiet on Friday over reports that some assets of 56 dead Nigerians have not been claimed in the United Kingdom.

A list of the details of the deceased Nigerians, last updated on September 8, 2022, has been published by the UK Treasury Solicitor.

Some of the names were Victor Adedapo Olufemi Fani-Kayode who died in 2001; Adenike Adebiyi died in 2004; Akanni Jeremiah Adejumo passed away in 2017; Solomon Adekanmibi 2021; Richard Adesanya died in 2011; Jeff Adhekeh passed away in 2021; Isaac Ademola Adio died in 2012; Julius Ajidahuan 2009 and Julius Taiwo Akinyeye of Ondo State, who died in 1995, among several others.

However, the document was silent on the details of the properties. However, it noted that by December the unclaimed assets would be forfeited to the UK government if not claimed.

When contacted, Nigerians spokesman on the Diaspora Commission, Gabriel Odu, said he was unable to speak on the matter. He asked our correspondent to contact the Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs.

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When contacted, the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Pascali Omayuli, asked our correspondent to send her a text message, but she had not responded at the press time.

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