*United States of America v Abacha and others

Practice – Pre-trial or post-judgment relief. The claimant, the United States of America, had successfully obtained a freezing injunction in relation to corrupt activities allegedly carried out by the defendants, which had entailed money laundering within the jurisdiction of the USA in relation to Nigeria. The claimant sought to extend the injunction. The Commercial Court, in allowing the application, held that unquestionably expedient for the court to render the assistance sought by the claimant in aid of the claimant's claim.

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