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Abacha Loot Blocked By United States Lawmakers

Steve Chabot and Chris Smith, members of the United States House of Representatives, have opposed the return of $320m looted by late General Sani Abacha, citing human rights violations by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a letter to US Attorney General, William Barr, dated April 22, 2020, American Principles Project, a political organisation, captured the concerns of the lawmakers.

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Signed by its Executive Director, Terry Schilling, the APP said, “Concerns with Nigeria’s behaviour under the Buhari Administration is growing.

Abacha Loot Blocked By United States Lawmakers

Abacha Loot Blocked By United States Lawmakers

“Recently, US Senator (Chuck) Grassley has written to the DOJ noting that, under President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, Nigerians face violations undermining freedom of religion, freedom of speech, due process, and the rule of law.

“The persecution of Christians is especially alarming, as attacks have increased rapidly.’ Similar concerns were also shared with you by Representatives Steve Chabot and Chris Smith.

“Recently, the United States Government concluded that under the direction of President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration, Nigeria has become a ‘severe violator of religious freedom.’ The evidence to support this conclusion is overwhelming.

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“Amnesty International, Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, the International Committee on Nigeria, and the International Organisation for Peace Building and Social Justice have documented that since President Buhari came into power in 2015, more than 12,000 Nigerians have been murdered, of which more than half have been singled out because of their Christian faith.

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“On behalf of APP, it would be helpful if you could share with us: Whether the DOJ has repatriated these monies to Nigeria, and if not, when does it plan to do so? Whether DOJ intends to address the questions raised by the members of Congress?

“Attorney General Barr — APP would also strongly encourage the DOJ to undertake an investigation on whether or not the EFCC’s role in detaining individuals who have spoken against the Buhari administration warrants the consideration of sanctions against EFCC Chairman Magu and Attorney General Malami under the Global Magnitsky Act or the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act.”

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46 Comments

46 Comments

  1. David Elobisi

    May 6, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    What!!!, how can they do that

  2. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 12, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Why

    • Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

      May 12, 2020 at 4:54 pm

      They can’t do that

  3. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 12, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    This is corruption

  4. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 12, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    And bribery

  5. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 12, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    That is awhole lot of money

  6. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 12, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    This bad

  7. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    This is horrible

  8. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 12, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Awkward

  9. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 12, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Why will US lawmakers block it

    • Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

      May 16, 2020 at 7:53 am

      Why

  10. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Would

  11. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Blo-

  12. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Ck

  13. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 7:57 am

    Chukwu

  14. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Chekwaa

  15. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Na

  16. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:00 am

    .Wa

  17. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:01 am

    And leader

  18. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Governs

  19. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Okay

  20. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:10 am

    That money

  21. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:12 am

    Is huge

  22. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Omo I da vec

  23. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:15 am

    Chai Lee

  24. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:16 am

    Ohi sha

  25. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:19 am

    Mtchew I da vec

  26. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Z

  27. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Y

  28. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:21 am

    X

  29. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:23 am

    J

  30. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Je

  31. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Sus

  32. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Jesus

  33. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Omo m nye

  34. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:31 am

    I don tirer

  35. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Taya

  36. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:34 am

    320million

  37. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Dollar come

  38. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Da the bqck

  39. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Beta money o

  40. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Big money

  41. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:41 am

    Huge money

  42. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 16, 2020 at 8:44 am

    Dollar dollar

  43. Israel Anujue

    May 20, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    they should hold it

  44. Solomon Abiona

    May 25, 2020 at 6:54 am

    It’s better they hold it, what is the difference, if sent the money will disappear. Either swallowed by a snake or carried away by monkey or fire

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