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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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Swiss, Abba Abacha, Sani Abacha, Lebanese, Gilbert Chagoury, Israeli, Gabriel Katri, United States, British, Jeffrey Tesler, Wojciech Chodan, French, Italian, Jack Blum, Monaco, Kenya, Daniel arap Moi, Ibrahim Babangida, Mohammed Sani, Abba Sani, Mohammed, Africa Confidential, Union Bancaire Privée

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