$23m Abacha loot: Public officers must be held accountable for suspicious diversion of funds – Suraj


The United States government has signed an agreement with the federal government to repatriate $23 million Abacha loot to Nigeria.

The agreement was signed on Tuesday at the office of Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation.

According to Malami, the fund when returned will be used for the completion of the Abuja-Kano road, Lagos-Ibadan expressway and the Second Niger Bridge.

Also speaking at the signing ceremony, Mary Leonard, US ambassador to Nigeria explained that the US department of justice and the FBI seized these funds in response to General Abacha and his associates’ violation of US laws when they laundered these assets to the US and into accounts in the UK.

To speak more on this, Lanre Suraj,  the Chairman of the Human and Environmental Development Agenda, HEDA joins me now, thank you very much for joining us.

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