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How Late Dictator, Sani Abacha, Was Discovered Dead –Ex-Head Of State, Abdulsalami, Recounts
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How Late Dictator, Sani Abacha, Was Discovered Dead –Ex-Head Of State, Abdulsalami, Recounts

A former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, has revealed what he knew about the death of Nigeria’s late dictator, Gen Sani Abacha, in 1998 and how the events of that time unfolded. In an interview with Daily Trust TV, Abdulsalami noted that the former dictator died during the night and the then Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Coomassie, broke the news to him. Abdulsalami said, “A lot happened the day General Abacha passed away. He died I think the day he was to travel to Togo for, I think, the ECOWAs or AU summit. “Now I got a call from the Villa that General Abacha wanted to see me. So, immediately what came to my mind, I said; I hope he had not changed his mind about going to this Togo and was going to send me because at that time when he passed away, already I was the de...
Supreme Court Rejects Request to Unfreeze Abacha’s Accounts in UK, others
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Supreme Court Rejects Request to Unfreeze Abacha’s Accounts in UK, others

The Supreme Court, on Friday, declined the request by a brother to the late Gen. Sani Abacha, Alhaji Ali Abacha, to unfreeze the accounts traced to him and relatives of the late Head of State in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Jersey, Liechtenstein, and Luxembourg. The apex court in a unanimous judgment of a five-man panel led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta 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 State. The judgment was in the appeal marked: SC/359/2010, filed by Alhaji Ali Abacha, said to be a brother of the late Gen. Sani Abacha. In the lead judgment prepared by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, but read on Friday by Justice Ejembi Eko, the court held that having dismissed a similar appeal in an earlie...