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Tuesday, 18 February 2020

VIDEO: EFCC Claims Diezani Stole $2.5bn, Asks UK To Extradite Her

VIDEO: EFCC Claims Diezani Stole $2.5bn, Asks UK To Extradite Her

 Diezani Madueke


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked the UK to extradite Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former minister of petroleum resources.
The anti-graft agency's acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, made the appeal while addressing reporters in Kaduna State on Monday.

He said the former minister should be extradited on the ground that she reportedly stole a $2.5 billion amount belonging to the Nigerian government and must account for it, therefore.

Magu also argued that Diezani has a group of looters supporting her acts that he said was not good for the country's image and growth.

He revealed that the EFCC was already in touch with the international community to facilitate the extradition of the former minister.

The boss of the EFCC, who noted that Diezani was being held in protective custody, spoke to reporters ahead of Tuesday's parade of Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) inspector detectives of the commission.

He also disclosed that a total of 1,266 convictions for financial crimes were secured between 2019 and February 2020 by the commission under his watch.

According to Magu, among the convicted persons are former ministers, industrial leaders, former military chieftains, oil subsidy traders, and other public and private sector players.

He added that the EFCC has recovered looted funds running into billions of naira, and millions of foreign currencies.

The anti-graft agency boss noted that the commission has equally handed over several forfeited properties to government agencies.

On the training of EFCC personnel at the NDA, he explained that the aim to expose the operatives to military drill was to effectively groom them in the fight against corruption.

The anti-corruption war, according to Magu, requires perseverance, strength, tenacity, and courage.

He said apart from arresting students involved in alleged cybercrimes and internet fraud, the EFCC planned to rehabilitate such persons in order to be useful to their family and the society at large.



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