Politics Nigeria Drops Corruption Charges Against Late General Abacha’s Son -Sahara Reporters



Acting on the orders of President Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian attorney general ‘s office this morning withdrew charges of corruption filed against Mohammed Abacha, the son of late former head of state, General Sani Abacha, over allegation of corruptly receiving N100.38bn worth of stolen property.

On February 18 2014, the Attorney General of the Federation had filed a 121-count charge (and subsequently an amended nine-count charge) against Abacha, on behalf of the federal government of Nigeria.

However, counsel to the federal government, Mr. Daniel Enwelum — who had been employed to pursue the case to its conclusion—made a U-turn, he orally applied on Wednesday requesting the withdrawal of the criminal charges against the accused person.

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