The Federal Government had, in February 2014, preferred against Abacha charges of unlawfully receiving about N446.3bn allegedly stolen from government’s coffers between 1995 and 1998. The fresh charges replaced an earlier 121-count charge government had preferred against him. Adoke hinged government’s excuse for the withdrawal of the new charges on the emergence of “fresh facts” that, he argued, made continuation of the case unnecessary.Abacha had been absent in court on two earlier occasions that government had tried to arraign him. But he showed up the Wednesday that private prosecuting counsel, Mr Daniel Enwelum, informed the court of Adoke’s instruction to discontinue the case.
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