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Abacha's confiscated legacy may be returned

  • January 13, 2016 2:04 PM
    Message # 3756767
    Nigeria News Editor (Administrator)

    Switzerland, Nigeria discuss return of confiscated $300 million

    Nigerian and Swiss officials were in talks to arrange the return of a further $300 million confiscated from the family of former military ruler Sani Abacha, the Reuters news agency reported Jan. 12. Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said $700 million had already been repatriated from Switzerland. In 2014, Reuters reported, Nigeria and the Abacha family reached an agreement for the West African country to get back the funds, which had been frozen, in return for dropping a complaint against Abba Abacha, the military ruler's son.


    Former Military Ruler Sani Abacha

    Last modified: February 02, 2016 2:49 PM | Nigeria News Editor (Administrator)

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