Nigeria/June 4, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/164 views /nigeria $267m Abacha loot recovered from British Virgin Islands bank | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World Newsshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Sani Abacha More than $267 million traced to the family of late Nigerian despot General Sani Abacha has been seized from a British Virgin Islands bank and paid into government coffers in an American state of Jersey. The money was a part of more than $300 million stash the Jersey State government said on its website was “laundered through the US banking system by people including President Abacha’s son Mohammed” during the military regime of General Sani Abacha. “On Friday 31 May 2019 US$267,751,992.02 was paid into the Civil Asset Recovery Fund,” Jersey State said. “This fund is managed by the Minister for Treasury and Resources in accordance with the Civil Asset Recovery (International Co-operation) (Jersey) Law 2007, from assets that were previously held by Doraville Properties Corporation.” ALSO READ NDLEA seizes tonnes of cannabis worth N250m in KwaraA ‘kleptocracy’ initiative launched by the United States Justice Department under Barack Obama initiative in 2014 collected a $500 million once held by the former Nigerian dictator and his cronies. The return of the money in the Civil Asset Recovery Fund to Nigeria, the Jersey government said, will be the subject of an asset sharing agreement, to be negotiated between the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the United States of America and the Government of Jersey. Military ruler Abacha, in power from 1993 until his death in 1998, is suspected to have embezzled $2.2 billion from Nigeria’s central bank in what the United States has called “brazen acts of kleptocracy”. The $267 has been a subject of a legal tussle between Doraville and the US authorities. ALSO READ NAF kills 12 bandits, rescue 15 kidnap victimsIn 2014, at the request of the US Authorities, the Attorney General applied for, and the Royal Court granted, a restraining order over the Jersey bank account balance of Doraville, a British Virgin Island company, to preserve the money until a final civil asset recovery order could be registered in the Royal Court. Thereafter, Doraville applied to the Royal Court for the restraint order to be discharged. The Royal Court turned the application and upheld the restraining order in July 2016. Unsatisfied with the ruling of the Royal Court, Doraville took the case to Jersey’s Court of Appeal. It also lost the appeal in February 2017. Following the decision of Jersey’s Court of Appeal, Doraville made an application to appeal the restraint order to the Privy Council, Jersey’s ultimate appellate court. ALSO READ Don’t attack the President of the country through any means – KumuyiIn February 2018 the Privy Council announced its rejection of this final legal challenge. Further monies held by Doraville are likely to be realised and paid into the Civil Asset Recovery Fund in the future. “In restraining the funds at the request of the United States of America, through whose banking system the funds were laundered before arriving here, and in achieving the payment of the bulk of the funds into the Civil Asset Recovery Fund, Jersey has once again demonstrated its commitment to tackling international financial crime and money laundering,” Jersey’s attorney general Robert MacRae said. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous article MCP ‘occupy’ Capital Hill in march dubbed ‘Mutharika must fall’: Protests against Malawi tippex-ed election – Malawi Nyasa Timesnext articleWe Shall Do Things Differently – Ihedioha AssuresRelated Posts456 shares Nigeria/June 19, 2019 /No Comment Robbers, not gorilla stole N6.8m at Kano zoo — Ganduje460 shares Nigeria/June 19, 2019 /No Comment Police arrest 3 over abduction of ex-minister’s sonBauchi State University student, two others die in road accident – Daily Post NigeriaMan arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over Emiliano Sala death | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsJust in: 300-level UNIBEN student commits suicide over alleged heart breakBuhari orders immediate end to attacks on Taraba communitiesUN partners Nigerian private sector to raise $80m for North-east crisis – Premium Times NigeriaUN partners Nigerian private sector to raise $80m for North-east crisis – Premium Times NigeriaGovt speaks on new Ebola case in Nigeria – Daily Post NigeriaFAAN commends Enugu govt’s efforts to ensure airport safety – Premium Times Nigeria Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.