Abacha Loot: Switzerland To Return N76bn To Nigeria

Must Read

APC Should Consider Changing Its Name, Not PDP: Ologbondiyan

Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed that it should be the...

BBOG Covener, Aisha Yesufu Blasts Femi Adesina (Video)

BBOG co-convener, Aisha Yesufu has blasted the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina...

Fani-Kayode Reacts To Court Ruling On Maryam Sanda

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the court ruling ordering the execution by hanging of Maryam...

Biafra: Court Fixes New Date For Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has set March 31, 2020, for the resumption of the trial of...

Buhari Not Fighting Corruption To Impress Any Organisation: Lai Mohammed

  Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the federal government is not fighting corruption to impress any organisation. This...

Sani-Abacha

Switzerland will return to Nigeria some $380 million (about N76 billion) linked to ex-dictator Sani Abacha to Nigeria, Geneva’s public prosecutor said Tuesday, adding that it was closing a 16-year case on the funds.

Abacha was Nigeria’s head of state from 1993 until he died in 1998. While the economy grew under his rule, he looted government funds and was criticised over his human rights abuses.

The decision to return the funds came after a July 2014 deal between Nigeria and the Abacha family. Under the agreement, the funds would be confiscated and returned to Nigeria, while Abuja would drop its case against the deceased dictator’s son Abba Abacha.

According to a statement by the Geneva prosecutors’ office, the loot had been placed in several accounts abroad that were controlled by the Abacha family, which is considered a criminal organisation.

Reports say that the money was seized in 2006 in Luxembourg, under orders from the Swiss authorities.

Apart from the $380 million, the Abacha family had also kept about $500 million in Swiss banks which have already been returned to Nigeria.

The prosecutor’s office said the $380 million will be returned under the World Bank’s supervision.

- Advertisement -

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -