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EFCC secures arrest warrant to extradit Alison-Madueke

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission—EFCC, said it has secured an arrest warrant to extradite the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The anti-graft agency in a statement, also hailed her arraignment at Westminster court in London earlier today.

She was in the court for charges bordering on bribery. Though, the presiding judge, Mr Snow granted her bail to the sum of £70,000.

While speaking over her extradition, EFCC said, “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, welcomes, with keen interest, the arraignment of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke at the Westminister’s Court in London, United Kingdom, following alleged bribery allegations.

“Although the charges preferred against her at the London court, are diametrically different from the 13-count charges bordering on money laundering the EFCC has raised against her, 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, United Kingdom, 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.”


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