Cash for loot

Africa Confidential Vol 56 No 11 | 29 May 2015
The Swiss lawyers who brokered Nigeria's much-criticised immunity-for-cash deal with Mohammed and Abba Abacha last July are major beneficiaries, it has emerged. The two sons of the late dictator Sani Abacha promised to repatriate hundreds of millions of dollars in return for a pledge by the Nigerian government not to prosecute them or any member of their families. The agreement, which has just been published in the Nigerian media, was commissioned by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan's Attorney General, Mohammed Adoke, the man who signed up the OPL 245 deal on behalf of Abuja.
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