EFCC Begins Move To Extradite Diezani
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun moves to extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, confirmed the development during an interaction with reporters and civil society groups.
Alison-Madueke is currently standing trial in Nigeria and the UK for alleged misappropriation of the nation’s funds while she held sway as Minister during the immediate past administration.
Magu said: “I want you to know that nobody will go unpunished.
“We are even seeking to extradite Diezani, but investigations are still ongoing.
“We have reached a level where nobody can stop us in the fight against corruption, but we all must realise that we are all stakeholders, and this fight is for the future generation.”
Magu said all Nigerians have roles to play in the anti-corruption war “because EFCC can only do its best, but we must support the agency and the law should take its course, policies should be strengthened and punishment must be meted out in good time”.
The anti-graft agency's plan to bring the former minister back is coming weeks after Nigerian musician, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, led a protest to EFCC to demand the extradition of Alison-Madueke from the UK to Nigeria.
The EFCC, while receiving the protesters, said it would follow the rule of law to the letter in treating the case against Alison-Madueke.