Human right activist, Femi Falana, has urged president Muhammadu Buhari to issue an apology to Nigerians for saying Abacha, a former military dictator, didn’t loot.
According to Falana, who made the call while speaking at a conference organized by the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) in Abuja, said not less than $3.5 billion had been recovered from the Abacha loot.
“On account of the loot that has recovered so far by the federal government, President Buhari ought to publicly apologize to the Nigerian people having denied that the late General Sani Abacha was involved in the criminal diversion of public funds.”
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“From the foregoing, it is pertinent to note that not less than $3.5 billion had been recovered from the Abacha loot. Much more can still be recovered. But apart from demanding for a full account of the Abacha loot, we must insist that the investigation of the criminal diversion of looted wealth be extended to cover other indicted public officers.
“Buhari is expected to come to Nigerians to really apologize and reaffirm what is the state of affairs. We need to beam searchlight on other former presidents.”