Looted Fund: Supreme Court Declines Abacha’s Family Request To Access Frozen Foreign Accounts

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – The request by Ali Abacha, a brother to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, to unfreeze the accounts traced to him and relatives of the late Abacha in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Jersey, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg was on Friday turned down by the Supreme Court. In a unanimous judgment delivered on Friday by a five-man panel of the court, the apex court held that Ali Abacha’s case was statute-barred as at when it was commenced in April 2004 at the Federal High Court in Kaduna. In the lead judgment prepared by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, but read by Justice Ejembi Eko, the court held that having dismissed a similar appeal in an earlier judgment delivered in February 2020, it has no reason to depart from its reasoning in the case brought by Mister Abba Mohammed Sani on behalf of the Abacha family. The appeal was against the July 19, 2010 unanimous judgment of the Court of Appeal, Kaduna division, in which a three-man panel set aside the September 24, 2004 judgment by …

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Three Killed As South Africans Again Attack, Loot And Burn Foreign-owned Properties (Photos)

South Africa – Properties belonging to Nigerians and people from other countries have been looted by South Africans.   South Africans have begun fresh attacks, looting and burning of properties belonging to foreigners and in the process killed three people, while another is still receiving treatment for smoke inhalation. The President of the Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo said on Monday that the attacks began on Sunday morning in Jeppestown area of Johannesburg when a building was set ablaze by an angry mob “The mob also looted several shops that were around the vicinity suspected to be owned by foreign nationals.“But the Police later dispersed the mob and made some arrest,’’ he said in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.“Late in the evening of Sunday, Sept. 1, a group of violent locals suspected to be Zulu hostel dwellers besieged Jules Street in Malvern, Johannesburg looted and burned shops/businesses.’’ Another Auto Marts set ablaze by an angry mob on Sunday, Sept. 1, in Johannesburg, South Africa.  According to a witnesses living on Jules street, the …

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