EFCC BEGINS DIEZANI’S EXTRADITION PROCESS, OBTAINS ARREST WARRANT.
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on October 2, 2023
The Economic and Financial Commission, EFCC has secured an arrest warrant for former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The anti-graft agency has also initiated extradition proceedings to bring Diezani back to Nigeria.
A statement released by the commission’s acting head, media and publicity, Dele Oyewale explains that crime is crime irrespective of jurisdictional differences and such will not go unpunished.
The Commission says the money laundering charges for which Madueke is answerable to the EFCC cover jurisdictions in Dubai, United Kingdom, United States of America and Nigeria.
The former minister appeared before the Westminster Magistrates Court in London this Monday over an alleged £100,000 bribe.
The district judge, Michael Snow, granted Alison-Madueke a £70,000 bail and further imposed other terms on the former minister including an 11 pm to 6 am curfew, an electronic tag to be worn by her at all times and a £70,000 surety to be paid before she could leave the court building.