A new charge has been filed the Federal Government against the son of the late General Sani Abacha, Mohammed, accusing him of unlawfully receiving about N446.3billion allegedly stolen from government’s coffers between 1995 and 1998.
In the nine-count charge, FG accused Mohammed of “dishonestly receiving stolen property” and “voluntarily assisted in concealing money.”
The charge replaced the earlier one of 121 counts in which Mohammed was charged with Atiku Bagudu. The government has now excluded Bagudu from the fresh charge, leaving only Mohammed.
According to the new charge marked CR.21-24/2008, the stolen money allegedly received by Mohammed, and which he was accused of concealing include £141,100,000 and $384,353,000 made up of cash and travellers cheques.