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EFCC Obtains Diezani’s Arrest Warrant As Extradition Proceedings Begin



An arrest warrant for Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former minister of petroleum resources, has been obtained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The development was revealed to journalists on Monday by the EFCC’s acting spokesman, Dele Oyewale.

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Meanwhile, the anti-graft agency has also initiated extradition proceedings to bring the former minister back to Nigeria.

Recall that Alison-Madueke was arraigned today at the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, the United Kingdom, following alleged bribery allegations.

The charges preferred against her at the London court are different from the 13-count charge bordering on money laundering the EFCC had levelled against her.

The EFCC further stated, “It is instructive to note that criminality is criminality, irrespective of jurisdictional differences. No crime can go unpunished.

“The money laundering charges for which Madueke is answerable to the EFCC cover jurisdictions in Dubai, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Nigeria.

“To bring the former minister to trial in Nigeria, an arrest warrant has been obtained, and extradition proceedings have been initiated.

“The commission is on course on her trial. She will soon have her day in our courts,” he added.


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