South Africa is considering returning more than $15m, it seized from Nigeria in September, last year.
The money, which was meant for the purchase of arms to fight the Boko Haram insurgents, was seized in two batches of $5.7m and $9.3m.
South Africa had begun to work out the process of returning the money.
This effort of South Africa is aimed at starting on a clean slate with Nigerian President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.
The money was taken to South Africa through Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg in three suitcases by a delegation said to represent the Nigerian government.
South Africa wants to use the money to extend an olive branch to Buhari’s government and mend relations between the two countries, which became strained during the tenure of outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan. According to a South African government “The positive thing about [Buhari] is that one of the people who supported him is Atiku Abubakar. That makes him our man and he will automatically work well with [President Jacob] Zuma.”
SOURCE: THE MAIL & GAURDIAN