Swiss court orders Abacha’s son retrial over $350m loot

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(m) at 21-09-2011 12:09PM (8 years ago)

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Switzerland’s highest court has ordered the retrial of Abba, son of ex-military Head of State Gen. Sani Abacha.
Mr. Abacha was given a two-year suspended sentence in June, last year for taking part in a criminal organisation. His assets were also confiscated.
The retrial was ordered because he had been unable to get a Swiss visa to attend the trial.
Nigerian state lawyers believe the late Gen. Abacha, who ruled from 1993 to 1998, may have stolen $2.2bn (£1.3bn).
After his father’s death in 1998, Abba and other members of the family controlled the funds.
Nigeria asked the Swiss government in 1999 to help it recover the money, much of which was thought to be hidden in Swiss banks.
Switzerland has so far handed back about $700m to Nigeria.
Abacha’s son was ordered to return $350m of illegally gained assets at his trial last year in the police court in Geneva.
But the Swiss Federal Tribunal annulled the sentence and ordered the retrial on the grounds that Mr Abacha’s rights had been violated and because of procedural irregularities.



DHash (m) at 21-09-2011 03:57PM
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He deserve a fair trial.
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ezesunny (m) at 21-09-2011 03:58PM
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too much money, why some malam can,t afford a day food
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ezesunny (m) at 21-09-2011 03:59PM
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swiss hold our money and missing up nigerias that staying there
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cadanre (f) at 21-09-2011 04:00PM
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Quote from: DHash on 21-09-2011 03:57PM
He deserve a fair trial.

As a fair BARAWO yes.

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2earthquake (m) at 21-09-2011 04:25PM
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i hear a story of someone who says i can not be poor like dangote,i dont know if is this guy,any wa,i cant say anything,cos even if i say something it will be useless to federal, one naira i will not get in that money,so what ever they like let them do the guy,thats all
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interpo77 (m) at 21-09-2011 04:43PM
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i wish they would re-open the case  and jail that bastard son of the monstard to a life jail,
 though swiss must bring that sum of millions of dollars to nigeria , should i say nigeria or to poor pple
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Bahceerat (f) at 21-09-2011 06:48PM
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na dem sabi
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Larrykingomoj (m) at 21-09-2011 08:39PM
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What will come out of it?
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toibeli (m) at 21-09-2011 09:14PM
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Two years suspended sentence? ordered to return $350m out of $2.2bn, and
a fair retrial? I am missing something here?
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toibeli (m) at 21-09-2011 09:35PM
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Quote from: toibeli on 21-09-2011 09:14PM
Two years suspended sentence? ordered to return $350m out of $2.2bn, and
a fair retrial? I am missing something here?
Two years suspended sentence? ordered to return $350 out of $2.2bn, and
a fair retrial? Am I missing something here?
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Bantino (m) at 21-09-2011 09:48PM
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Someone is playing games!!!
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purityjustice (m) at 21-09-2011 10:01PM
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NO COMMENT
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Sodman4luv (m) at 22-09-2011 12:40AM
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...
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Simon-Zeletus (m) at 22-09-2011 06:10AM
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Swiss close the case and return the balance to Nigeria via poor people
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queenrukky (f) at 22-09-2011 11:08AM
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Quote from: Simon-Zeletus on 22-09-2011 06:10AM
Swiss close the case and return the balance to Nigeria via poor people
if only it will get to them
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Idbabe (f) at 22-09-2011 11:15AM
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Let him come and collect my own visa na.  By the way all the recoveries we'v been hearing so far, what hv they done with it?  Abeg make i hear word
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Lekan22 (m) at 22-09-2011 12:52PM
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Another game again!
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Explorer360 (m) at 29-09-2011 10:46AM
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c money o i dey here dey look for money person don get money wey go do  all en generations unborn
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Explorer360 (m) at 29-09-2011 10:46AM
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c money o i dey here dey look for money person don get money wey go do  all en generations unborn
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