June 22, 2012 – Sani Abacha’s Son Faces Corruption Charges In Switzerland
Abba Abacha, the son of Former Nigerian dictator, Sani Abacha is presently in hot soup as he faces new corruption charges in Switzerland.
According to a statement from his lawyer, Christian Luescher, Abba Abacha is facing the charges of participating in a criminal gang who raided public funds.
Because he couldn’t secure a visa, he was tried in absentia in year 2010. The court sentenced him to a two-year suspended prison term and confiscated his assets.
He later won an appeal over procedural irregularities and the fact that he was unable to obtain a visa in time.
Swiss Federal Tribunal therefore ordered the sentence annulled and a retrial.
Like father like son