Buhari and Abacha: The matter of double vision


Abacha loot

The news of the return of another $311m loot linked to the erstwhile military dictator, General Sani Abacha was received by Nigerians with comic relief.

With the nation’s economy threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic and revenue inflow diving to unprecedented low levels, an alert at the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN of a windfall from the late General Abacha should be celebrated.

Nigeria’s increasingly vibrant social media commentators were indeed quick to celebrate Abacha’s benevolence!

Some alleged that anytime President Muhammadu Buhari needs money Abacha sends him alert from the grave.

The nature of the receipt is, however, a politically touchy one for Buhari and his close supporters.

So while many Nigerians celebrated the inflow as the return of another Abacha loot, one of Buhari’s closest political minders, Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF called it Abacha asset.

Malami, being one of the associates that has stayed longest with Buhari must…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper