I Want To Come Home To Defend Myself - Diezani
The woman in the eye of the storm former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, is no longer comfortable staying in the United Kingdom while her reputation is been smeared.
She has been fingered in a lot of shady deals which has led to confiscation of some property allegedly belonging to her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The former minister has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the Attorney General of the Federation to bring her back to Nigeria from the United Kingdom where she has been resident since 2015.
She said she would like to appear in court in Nigeria to defend a criminal charge, bordering on alleged laundering of N450m, where her name has been mentioned.
The main defendants in the charge are a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dele Belgore; and a former Minister of National Planning, Prof. Abubakar Suleiman.
Belgore and Suleiman were charged before Justice Rilwan Aikawa with allegedly collecting N450m from Diezani and laundering same in the build-up to the 2015 general elections.
The EFCC, which filed the charges, claimed that the N450m was part of a sum of $115m which Diezani allegedly doled out to compromise the 2015 general elections.