Return Abacha's $2m gift - Nigerian journalist orders Rawlings

Return Abacha's $2m gift - Nigerian journalist orders Rawlings

Nigerian journalist, Louis Odion, has in an article called on the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to explore diplomatic means of making sure Jerry Rawlings refunds the $2 million he received from former Nigerian President, Sani Abacha in 1998.

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“Now, with the receiver openly admitting collecting $2m from Abacha, it would not be out of place to ask EFCC to explore diplomatic means to ensure Rawlings made a refund in the spirit of the chastity the man himself speaks so passionately about today,” Mr. Odion said in his article.

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Jerry Rawlings while speaking to the Guardian Newspaper in Nigeria, admitted receiving the money from the President of Nigeria in 1998 but said it was $2 million and not $5 million as alleged. Prior to the confession, he had neither confirmed or denied the claims which got reported by the Chronicle Newspaper in 1998.

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