Sagay To Maryam: Your Claim That Abacha Didn’t Steal Shocking

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June 18, 2020

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof Itse Sagay (SAN), says he is shocked by the claim that the late military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha, did not steal from Nigeria’s treasury and stashed the money away in foreign accounts.

Despite a series of recoveries of funds said to have been looted by Abacha’s regime, his wife, Maryam, has insisted that her husband did not steal.
“What is this amount of money after 22 years? You say, ‘Oh! We have found this amount of money and we’re bringing it back! It is a shame to tell lies on a dead man! It is a shame to tell lies on your leader,” Maryam said recently.
But in an interview with The PUNCH, PACAC Chairman, Sagay, said he was shocked that anyone could claim that Abacha did not loot the nation’s treasury. Punch


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