Nigeria’s main anti-corruption agency on Monday filed for the arrest of former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke after a judge approved a request for her to be charged with corruption. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said in a statement the application for warrant of arrest was a “condition precedent for Diezani’s extradition” to face trial.
Alison-Madueke was arrested in Britain in October 2015 in a graft investigation where she was linked to a string of money laundering, bribery and asset recovery cases in Nigeria, Italy and the United States. She has been on bail in Britain since.
EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu last month said he wanted Alison-Madueke to be extradited from Britain, but said the process was taking too long. In the latest agency statement, the EFCC said it would submit details of the case against Alison-Madueke at a court in the capital, Abuja, on Tuesday to back up its application for her arrest.
Culled from energymix
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