US and Jersey to return over $300m stolen by Nigerian dictator

Pedro Gonçalves
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US and Jersey to return over $300m stolen by Nigerian dictator

More than $300m of money stolen by a military dictator and laundered through accounts in Jersey is to be returned to Nigeria. The governments of Nigeria, Jersey and the United States said in a statement they had entered into an asset recovery agreement to repatriate forfeited assets to Nigeria. The funds were stolen by former military ruler General Sani Abacha, the three governments said. Abacha ruled Nigeria, Africa's biggest oil producer, from 1993 until his death in 1998. Corruption watchdog...

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