The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, is complaining that the United Kingdom has refused to extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to face trial for alleged money laundering in Nigeria.
The acting Chairman of EFCC Ibrahim Magu stated, while receiving the “Institution of the Decade” award on behalf of the EFCC at a ceremony organized by Thisday Newspaper to mark its 25th anniversary at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The EFCC boss disclosed that the commission had sufficient evidence to prosecute Allison-Madueke for the alleged financial malfeasance she committed while in office.as the funds stolen by her could be used to keep the wheel of the nation’s economy rolling if recovered.
He added that the anti-graft agency would build more detention facilities and open additional zonal offices “so as to bring the anti-corruption fight nearer home to the people”.
While noting that the commission attached great value to the award due to the independence of the judging process that led to the emergence of the EFCC as ‘Editor’s Choice,’ he further noted that the award was “a testimony to the fact that the fight against corruption, spearheaded by the EFCC, is very much on course and must be supported by all Nigerians from all walks of life”.