Abacha loot: Foundation demands information on N7bn legal fee (Punch)

Abacha loot: Foundation demands information on N7bn legal fee (Punch)

The Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation says it has written to the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, demanding information on the $16.9m (about N7bn) allegedly paid as a legal fee to two Nigerian lawyers, following the recovery of $321m Abacha loot from Luxembourg.

The foundation, in a statement on Thursday by its Programme Officer, Mrs Abiose Adams, said its request was anchored on the Freedom of Information Act. It said it would like to know the circumstances under which the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), engaged the two Nigerian lawyers – Messrs Oladipo Okpeseyi and Temitope Isaac Adebayo – and paid them about N7bn, for a job believed to have already been done and finalised by a Swiss lawyer, Enrico Monfrini. Read more

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