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EFCC Hits Hard at Diezani Madueke, Pushes For Extradition From UK

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Diezani Madueke
Diezani Madueke

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Former Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Madueke is in the news again. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is presently making frantic move to extradite Diezani from the United Kingdom.

The anti-graft agency has approached the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami. EFCC is requesting to file charges against Diezani based on their findings.

Part of several billions of taxpayers money including N47.2billion, $487.5million was traced to Diezani’s account.

Further checks confirmed that a whooping N23,446,300,000(about N1.5billion) were found in several of Diezani’s Nigerian banks.

All these monies are aside several properties forfeited to the federal government.

However, in the face of this monumental fraud, Diezani insists that she can not be held liable for carrying out a presidential directive.

Recall, Diezani was former Petroleum minister under Goodluck Jonathan regime. Allegedly, taxpayer’s billions were being syphoned into her personal account under the close watch of former President.

The commission it would be recalled last year initiated plans to extradite Diezani from the UK but she was pardoned over a health issue.

As the process of her extradition is ongoing there are indications that Diezani will not escape the dragnet of EFCC this time.

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