- The Nigerian government is about to get fresh $23 million, part of the funds looted by the country's past leaders, including Abacha
- Nigeria's AGF, Malami, signed an agreement with the the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, to repatriate the loot
- Before signing the agreement, Malami revealed what Nigeria will use the loot for when finally repatriated
FCT, Abuja - The United States government has signed an agreement with the federal government to repatriate $23 million Abacha loot to Nigeria.
The agreement was signed on Tuesday, August 23, at the office of Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, TheCable reported.
According to The Punch, the AGF signed the agreement on behalf of the Nigerian government while the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, signed for the government of the United States.
The newspaper stated further that the the sum of $23 million is part of the assets looted by past leaders of Nigeria, including late General Sani Abacha
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What repatriated loot will be used for - Malami
AGF Malami, in his speech shortly before signing the agreement, said the recovered assets, which were made possible with the cooperation of the governments of United States and United Kingdom would be used in the infrastructural development of the country.
According to him, efforts were being intensified for the recovery and repatriation of more of the looted assets.
Abacha’s son declares: I remain Kano PDP governorship candidate
In another report, son of the former head of state, late Gen Sani Abacha, Mohammed Abacha, has said his nomination as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state for the 2023 election remains valid and lawful.
Mohammed, scored 736 in the party’s primary to beat eight other aspirants in the primary election. But after emerging as the winner, the PDP failed to forward his name as the candidate of the party for the election.
In a counter-affidavit to a suit filed by one of the aspirants that contested the primary election, Ja’afar Sani Bello, challenging his eligibility to contest the election on the ground that he is not a member of the party, Mohammed told a Federal High Court in Kano, that he is a bona fide member of the party.