Swiss Authorities Will Unfreeze and Repatriate to Nigerian Most of Abacha Funds

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Friday, October 1, 2004
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
20
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 
On August 18, 2004, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice announced it would unfreeze most of the $500 million funds deposited in Switzerland by Sani Abacha, the former military leader, and return them to the Nigerian government.