EFCC Confirms Plan to Extradite Alison-Madueke

By Admin on 12/11/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 156


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that the process for extraditing a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom has begun.

Acting spokesman of the commission, Mr. Tony Orilade, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja.

There have been calls from different quarters for the extradition of the former minister over several allegations of impropriety against her.

According to Orilade, EFCC’s Operations Department has made presentation to the agency’s Legal Department to commence the process, adding that the process has commenced.

He, however, said that the action had to be processed through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, explaining that it was not something the commission would commence and conclude on its own.

He said, “It is ongoing. Within the next few weeks, the extent to which we have gone will be made known to the public.

“It is not a fresh case; it is not a fresh petition that is just being looked into; the whole process is a total package.

“This extradition is just an aspect of Diezani’s investigation and commencement of trial.”

Alison-Madueke, who is being investigated in the UK, had urged the Federal Government to bring her back to the country to face corruption charges against her.

But, the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, had said that bringing her back to the country would jeopardise the investigation being carried out on her in the UK.

He had explained, “Steps have been taken by the United Kingdom authorities on issues bothering on corrupt practices involving Nigerians.

“If Nigeria feels strongly that there is need to bring Alison-Madueke here to face charges of corruption, government will not hesitate to do that.

“As things stand now, there is no need for that since the UK Government is already investigating her.’’

The EFCC spokesman could not, however, say the point at which it became necessary to seek extradition of the former minister.

In October, 2017, Malami had said that Nigeria had no immediate plan to bring Alison-Madueke back home to face trial.

In the same year, a Federal High Court in Lagos ordered the final forfeiture of N7.6 billion alleged loot recovered from the former minister to the federal government.

Justice Abdulazeez Anka granted an application by the EFCC seeking the final forfeiture of the money to the government.

Granting the application, the judge had said, “I have read the motion on notice seeking the final forfeiture of the sum of N7.6 billion reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activity.

“I have also gone through the affidavit in support of the application.

“In the circumstances, I am of the view that the application has merit and is hereby granted as prayed. Parties have a right of appeal.”

 

 

Posted on November, 12 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Lagos State governorship primary...

Hunger Strike: Refugees Sew Mouths At Greece-Macedonia Border...

Ban on VIO will not be Reversed, Ambode...

ABIA:We will not Tolerate moves to truncate our...

Breaking news :200 girls recued from Sambisa forest...

Nigerian lawmakers are ‘bunch of unarmed robbers’- Obasanjo...

Striking Abia teachers will soon return to work...

CBN CUTS BCDs’ DOLLAR SALES TO 10,000 DOLLARS...

I will not collect a dime until civil...

Umahi renames Abakaliki stadium after late oldest citizen...

NAFDAC gives 50% waiver to SMEs

There is no parallel between ISIL and Viet...
News Abia Election Special (3) Abia Supplementary Polls Update (18) Abia Supplementary Result update (22) Appointments (8) Breaking News (196) Business (41) Campus News (3) Crime (121) Economy (111) Education (124) Entertainment (145) Fashion and Style (3) General (820) Health (108) Inside Africa (40) International News (303) Interviews (28) National (1932) Politics (952) Press Releases (112) Religion (9) Security (127) Sports (431) Technology (24) World News (87)

 

 

Advertisement

 

Latest News OPINION: Alex Otti: When will Enough be really Enough? FRAUD ALERT: Do not pick up GEEP application form from any Campaign Office, Nwogu warns I can’t wait for presidential debate, says Atiku 11 people reported dead after eating toxic rice PDP Hails Peter Obi’s Performance At Presidential Debate Abia: Update on Osisioma Flyover Blind beggar 'regains' sight after she was threatened with tear-gas by Police Linda Ikeji reveals identity of son’s father 'I’m glad senate didn’t confirm me' - EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu Court upholds Buruji Kashamu's expulsion from PDP

 

Most Read Islamic agenda for Nigeria – Pastor Bosun (23,931 views) The show of shame that sealed Justice Uzokwe’s fate (17,542 views) 47 YEARS AFTER, HIS EXCELLENCY, COMMODORE EBITU UKIWE (Rtd) MAKES THE “OFO NDI IGBO” RECIPIENTS LIST (16,979 views) Breaking News : Dr Okezie Ikpeazu resigns from Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA). (7,648 views) Lawyers accuse Lagos Police of working for PDP (7,320 views) Radio Biafra delivers AM Transmitter (7,090 views) ‘Why fuel scarcity persists’ (6,083 views) Nurse Justina Obi Ejelonu, one of the nurses that contracted Ebola virus is dead!!! (5,752 views) Abiriba Kingdom Celebrates as Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu (IV) marks 14th year on the throne (5,726 views) Breaking News : 2015 - Abaribe withdraws from Abia guber race, backs Ikpeazu (5,525 views)