‘Those asking me to account for Abacha loot are stupid,’ Ex-president says

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has said that persons who are asking him to account for public funds stolen by late dictator, Sani Abacha are stupid.

Ex president Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo also described the persons in question as ignorant and uneducated.

The former president is said to have made the comment during a recent interview, according to Vanguard.

“They said the money recovered from Abacha, I should account for it. What stupidity! The man who asked for it, the man who gave the judgement or who answered them are all stupid, with due respect,” he said.

“I don’t keep account, all Abacha loots were sent to Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and every bit of it was reported to Minister of Finance. My job was to write where we can get help to recover the money.

“Every penny that comes out of it went to CBN, so if they want to know what happened to the money, they should call CBN governor or call the Minister of Finance.

“But again, it shows ignorance, total ignorance, which is lacking and you wonder, are these people educated? They can also approach the man who helped us in recovering process to give the list of money recovered and where he took it," he added.

Meanwhile, Switzerland has begun taking steps towards returning a fresh sum of $320 millio which was stolen by Abacha during his regime.

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