The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has
secured an arrest warrant for former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani
The EFCC Acting spokesman, Dele Oyewale confirmed the
development to newsmen omn Monday.
Meanwhile, the anti-graft agency has also initiated
extradition proceedings to bring the former minister back to Nigeria.
Recall that Alison-Madueke was arraigned today at the
Westminister’s Court in London, United Kingdom, following alleged bribery
Although the charges preferred against her at the London
court are different from the 13-count charges bordering on money laundering,
the EFCC has raised charges against her.
The EFCC further stated, “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, the United Kingdom, the
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,” he added.
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