An agreement to repatriate $23 million looted by a former military head of state General Sani Abacha to Nigeria, has been signed by the United States (US) government.

At the signing of the agreement in Abuja Nigeria’s attorney-general and justice minister Abubakar Malami said the decision to return the stolen funds, which is tagged ‘Abacha-5’, was a product of a series of negotiations and meetings between Nigeria, the US department of justice and the UK National Crime Agency.

According to the attorney-general, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recovered loot to fund the completion of the Abuja-Kano road, Lagos-Ibadan expressway and the Second Niger Bridge.