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EFCC: Magu Begs UK To Extradite Diezani



EFCC: Magu Begs UK To Extradite Diezani

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has asked the United Kingdom to extradite Nigeria’s former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke.

Naija News reports that the EFCC had commenced extradition process against her following allegations of money laundering.

Recall that the former Minister of petroleum had left the country for the UK shortly before the inception of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Speaking to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday, Magu accused Diezani Allison-Madueke of stealing not less than $2.5 billion.

He disclosed that the former minister was under protective custody in the UK.

“I was in London this year, we did investigation together with the UK team, and anywhere I go I always call for the extradition of corrupt Nigerians to return back the money,” the EFCC boss said.

“This woman has stolen so much, not less than 2.5 billion dollars, but unfortunately she has generation of looters who are supporting her. This is not good.

“We are in touch with the international community, she is under protective custody, otherwise, we would have arrested her, return her to Nigeria.

“We will not allow corruption to work here in Nigeria because it is destructive and disastrous. We blocked several accounts.”

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.