To address comments or complaints, please Contact us. Not all the stolen jewellery has even been recovered," said a Kano police inspector, Ibrahim Idris, as officials displayed a glittering pile that included two dozen gold necklaces and some 40 pairs of gold earrings.
A $5m Peace Foundation set up by the family, intended to sell "Abacha-themed" televisions, sandals, rice and soap, later , went bust. We operate from Cape Town, Dakar, Abuja, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Washington DC.
Nigeria's anti-corruption agency estimates about $400bn has been siphoned off from the oil-rich country into private pockets since 1960. And how can anyone spend so much on jewellery?"
In one case, he was accused of gutting a $500m state-owned steel plant.
Sani Abacha was born on September 20, 1943 in Nigeria. If you're ready to subscribe, please go directly to our secure server. Educational Background Abacha was born and educated in Kano.
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Abuja — A court in Switzerland had yesterday, ordered the seizure of $350m, roughly about N53.2bn, worth of assets from the son of Nigeria's former military ruler, late General Sani Abacha. Globally, developing countries lose up to $40bn a year through corruption, according to the World Bank.
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You have selected an article from the AllAfrica archive, which requires a subscription. Sani Abacha was bornon September 20, 1943 in Nigeria. There was a problem processing your submission. He raised ten children with his wife Maryam Abacha. He also had military education. He is believed to have stolen $4.3bn while in office, his wife Maryam was caught trying to flee the country with 38 cash-stuffed suitcases. He rose through the ranks in the Nigerian military and by 1983 had achieved the rank of brigadier when he assisted Ibrahim
In 2006, the Swiss authorities returned $500m to Nigeria – the first time European banks had returned looted money to an African country. Uganda: Kampala-Entebbe Expressway, World's Most Expensive Road? He is believed to have stolen $4.3bn while in office. What exactly was he doing to earn that kind of money? info); 20 September 1943 – 8 June 1998) was a Nigerian military general who served as the military head of state of Nigeria from 1993 until his death in 1998. He was a Nigerian military general who served as the military head of state of Nigeria from 1993 to 1998. Photograph: Reuters, greed of Abacha, who ruled for five years after a 1993 coup, shocked even Nigerians used to plundering on a grand scale. Get the latest in African news delivered straight to your inbox. "That amount of money spent on jewellery is just confusing. ALLEGATIONS OF STATE-SPONSORED TERRORISM: Some reports around that time pointed all fingers at General Sani Abacha himself.
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