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Those calling for Diezani’s repatriation are ignorant – Lauretta Onochie



The special assistant to President Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, has described those calling for the repatriation of former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke as ignorant.

Onochie made the remark while faulting the call by ace entertainer, Charles Oputa aka Charlyboy and his team, clamouring for the extradition of the former minister from the United Kingdom, UK, to face charges for her alleged crimes.

Recall that a Coalition of Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, led by Charlyboy had stormed the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, demanding that the former Minister be repatriated.

The Commission, in response, promised to explore the possibility of extraditing the former petroleum Minister from the UK to face trial for her crimes in Nigeria.

But Onochie via her twitter handle wrote: “It appears that some of us especially those who are not good or are selective at remembering the past, are also not willing to use Google.

“The United Kingdom does not charge foreigners for crimes committed in other countries. They charge them for crimes committed against UK.

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“In Ibori’s case in d UK, I was in court for d Judgement and the Judge made it clear that his sentence was for crimes committed in d UK.

“The Judge added, “It’s my hope that when you return to Nigeria, you’ll be charged for d crimes you committed against d people of Delta”

“UK will have its pound of Diezani’s flesh in form of jail sentence. Thereafter, they may hand her over to the US, Italy and then Nigeria

“Those asking for the extradition of Diezani are very ignorant and did not do their homework at all. That’s “mumu-ness” in itself.”

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