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Abacha’s family loses bid to access bank accounts in Switzerland, UK and others

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The Supreme Court on Friday February 7, struck out a lawsuit filed by the family of late former Head of State, Sani Abacha to access some bank accounts in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Jersey, Liechenstein and Luxembourg. 

This came into effect as the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the appeal filed by a son of the late dictator, Mohammed Abacha, seeking an order to unfreeze some of the bank accounts held in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Jersey, Liechtenstein, and Luxembourg.

Delivering judgment in the appeal, a five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Chima Nweze held that it was too late for the Abacha family to query the decision taken by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1999. The Supreme court upheld the decisions of the lower courts (the Federal High Court, Kano and the Court of Appeal, Kaduna division) on the case being statute-barred.

Justice Amina Augie who read the lead judgement on behalf of Justice Nweze who was absent during the court session today, said; 

 “In all forms, with the eloquent submission of the respondents’ counsel, and submissions anchored on the admitted evidence, I have no hesitation in affirming the concurrent decisions of the lower courts.

“Accordingly, I hereby enter an order dismissing this appeal. I further affirm the concurrent findings and decisions of the lower courts. Appeal dismissed.”

The accounts were frozen in the countries following mutual judicial assistance agreements entered with the countries by the Nigerian government during the administration of former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999.

The Swiss government on Feb. 16, 2005, pledged to hand over the sum of 458 million dollars out of the 508 million dollars of the Abacha assets.

The Abacha family also appealed to the decision of the Federal High Court, Kano at the Court of Appeal, Kaduna.

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President Muhammadu Buhari Finally Address His Citizens Over The #EndSARS Protest

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President Muhammadu Buhari Finally Address His Citizens Over The #EndSARS Protest

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has finally addressed his citizens over the #EndSARS protests.

In his strongly-worded address, Buhari has thrown shades at President Nana Akufo-Addo, Hilary Clinton, and other world leaders who dared to talk about the impasse. Well, it looks like Buhari did not need our input on the matter and the pressure for Akufo-Addo to speak was unnecessary. 

Read More: Just In: President Akufo-Addo Finally Breaks His Silence On #EndSars Protest

SARS had reportedly been terrorising the ordinary citizens, especially the youth, and even killing some. Former United States President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Clinton, former Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, among others also criticised the Nigerian government over the reported deaths of protesters.

Read More: Ghana Police Is Worse; They Do Terrible Things – A Plus

“To our neighbours in particular and the members of the international community, many of whom have expressed concern about the ongoing development in Nigeria, we thank you and urge you all to seek to know all the facts available before taking a position or rushing to judgement and making hasty pronouncements,” he said. 

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#EndSars: Nigerians Protest At Kwame Nkrumah Circle; Video Drops

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#EndSars: Nigerians Protest At Kwame Nkrumah Circle; Video Drops

A number of Nigerians living in Ghana have hit the streets in solidarity with the #EndSars protest in their home country.

Read Also: Just In: President Akufo-Addo Finally Breaks His Silence On #EndSars Protest

A video has popped up showing the Nigerian protesters causing traffic with their convoy of vehicles at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle (Interchange) in Accra.

Read More: #EndSARS: Demand Immediate Withdrawal Of Soldiers, Soyinka Tells Governors

Hmm, we just pray their president, Muhammadu Buhari, will heed to President Nana Akufo-Addo’s call for him to bring an end to the impasse. Please watch the video below.

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