NIGERIA: Economic and Financial Crimes Commission To Extradite Former Petroleum Minister From UK

By Nsikak Nseyen | Daily Post |

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that the process for the extradition of former minister of Petroleum, Mrs Deziani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom has begun.

DAILY POST recalls that a Federal High Court in Lagos had in 2017 ordered the final forfeiture of N7.6 billion alleged loot recovered from the former minister to the Federal Government.

Justice Abdulazeez Anka granted an application by the EFCC seeking the final forfeiture of the money to the government.

However, the Acting spokesman of the commission, Mr Tony Orilade, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, said EFCC’s Operations Department has made presentation to the Legal Department to commence the process, and that process has commenced.

Orilade stated that the action had to be processed through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.

“It is ongoing. Within the next few weeks, the extent to which we have gone will be made known to the public.

“It is not a fresh case; it is not a fresh petition that is just being looked into; the whole process is a total package.

“This extradition is just an aspect of Deziani’s investigation and commencement of trial,” he said.

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