The federal government yesterday withdrew the criminal charge it filed against Mohammed, son of late head of state, General Sani Abacha.
At yesterday’s proceedings before Justice Mamman Kolo of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, the government announced its decision to withdraw the charge.
The government, through a private counsel, Daniel Enwelum, filed the charge of nine counts against Mohammed, accusing him of “dishonestly receiving stolen property” and saying he “voluntarily assisted in concealing money,” belonging to the state and estimated at N446.3billion.
Efforts by the government to arraign Abacha on the charge was unsuccessful as he failed to appear in court on two occasions, when the case was earlier mentioned.
However, Abacha showed up in court yesterday. He mounted the dock when the case was called, shortly after which Enwelum informed the court about the directive he got from the attorney general of the federation (AGF), to the effect that he should discontinue the case because there are fresh facts and documents available to him.