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Vol 50 N0 24

Published 4th December 2009


Nigeria

Rogues and rackets on trial

A corruption case in Geneva snares some of Nigeria’s political elite, and judges order the return of stolen state assets

The conviction in a Swiss Court on 19 November of Abba Abacha, son of former military leader General Sani Abacha, for participating in a criminal organisation together with the confiscation of US$350 million in assets stolen from Nigeria provide important clues to the corruption linked to the $6 billion Bonny Island gas scheme, according to legal experts in Geneva.

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