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EFCC Confirms Moves To Extradite Diezani



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Sunday confirmed that it had begun the process for the extraditing former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom.

Acting spokesman of the commission, Tony Orilade, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja.

According to Mr Orilade, EFCC’s operations department has made a presentation to the legal department to commence the process, and that process has commenced.

He, however, said that the action had to be processed through the office of the attorney-general of the federation, explaining that it was not something the commission would commence and conclude on its own.

“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 Diezani’s investigation and commencement of trial,” he said.