Switzerland Returns Another $290 Million of Abacha Assets to Nigeria

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Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
21
Issue: 
11
451
Abstract: 

On September 9, 2005, the Swiss government announced that it would return $290 million of forfeited funds deposited in Switzerland by former dictator Sani Abacha and his agents to Nigeria. After litigation, the Swiss government has already forfeited and returned to Nigeria $200 million of the embezzled Nigerian money found in Swiss accounts?[more]