Late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari alongside his Daughter, Aisha Kyari have both been probed in the United States of America in connection to the Abacha Loot.
Already written by the US State Department and US Congress, The Washington-based US NIGERIA LAW GROUP launched an investigation.
The managing Partner, International Human Right Lawyer, Emmanuel Ogebe signed the letter on May 7, 2020.
Subject: FOIA REQUEST RE NIGERIA ABACHA LOOT
Office of Information Programs and Services
U.S. Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20522-8100
Dear FOIA Officer:
This is a request filed under the Freedom of Information Act.
Date range of request: July 1, 2016 through January 30, 2020
Description of Request:
Please search the records of the Bureau of African Affairs and the office of the Secretary of State for all documents, including memos, cables, meeting read outs and specific requests from and involving the Chief of Staff to Nigeria’s President, Abba Kyari, regarding the return of the “Abacha loot” – monies stolen from Nigeria and forfeited to the US government.
Please include any discussion or document acknowledging the fact that Abba Kyari’s daughter had been appointed Vice President of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Agency (NSIA) the very same agency to which the $311 million repatriated by the US to Nigeria is going and which agency is to be paid for managing the Abacha loot.
Please provide any document showing whether this was cleared of any potential conflict of interest or nepotism.Please provide all documents that validate the statement last month by the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, that ‘‘Kyari was a valued and respected interlocutor for the U.S. government and particularly for our leadership team in Abuja”.
‘‘We appreciate working with him on many important matters, including the return to the Nigerian people of over $300 million in funds stolen by Sani Abacha.
‘‘He envisioned the funds going to three geographically disparate infrastructure projects as a way to unite Nigeria economically.”