Federal Govt drops N100billion corruption charges against Abacha’s son

The Federal Government has withdrawn the corruption charges filed against Mr Mohammed Abacha, son of former military Head of State, General Sani Abacha.

The government announced its decision to withdraw the charge during proceedings before Justice Mamman Kolo of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja.

The Federal Government had through a private lawyer, Daniel Enwelum, filed the charge of nine counts against Mohammed, accusing him of “dishonestly receiving stolen property” and “voluntarily assisted in concealing money,” belonging to the state and estimated at 446.3 billion Naira.

Defence lawyer, Abdullahi Haruna did not object to the decision by the state to withdraw the charge.

Ruling on the application for withdrawal, Justice Kolo granted the application and struck out the charge and discharged the accused person.

The Federal Government had accused Mohammed of receiving stolen property worth 100.38 billion Naira. The money is believed to have been stolen by the late General Sani Abacha when he was the Head of State from 1993 to 1998.