Ireland Agrees to Return $6.5 Million of Looted Funds to the Nigerian Government

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Thursday, September 3, 2020
Author: 
Miranda Bannister
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
9
Abstract: 

On August 14, 2020, Ireland agreed to return $6.5 million in funds stolen by former dictator Sani Abacha to the Nigerian government. Abacha served as the military head of state of Nigeria from 1993 till his death in office in 1998.[1]



[1] “Ireland to return 5.5 mln euros in Abacha loot to Nigeria – statement,” NATIONAL POST, Aug 14, 2020, https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/crime-pmn/ireland-to-return-5-5-mln-euros-in-abacha-loot-to-nigeria-statement.