Nigeria

Supreme Court rejects Mohammed Abacha’s request to halt Nigeria from reopening forfeiture proceedings

The appeal was taken before the Supreme Court by Mohammed Abacha on behalf of the family members of the late General Sani Abacha.

The Supreme Court, on Friday, rejected an appeal that was filed before it by members of the family of the late General Sani Abacha. 

The appeal sought to stop steps to re-open the criminal forfeiture proceedings against the former Head of State and some family members over their alleged culpability in the theft of the nation’s treasury during Abacha’s government. 

The appeal was taken before the Supreme Court by Mohammed Abacha on behalf of the family members of the late General Sani Abacha.

The Supreme Court, in a decision that was read by Justice Emmanuel Agim and was unanimous, concluded that the concurrent findings of facts and in the matter are indisputable. 

As a result, the court dismissed the appeal and ordered the parties to bear the expense of the legal action.

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