Magu Decries UK’s Refusal to Extradite Allison-Madueke


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Ibrahim Magu

Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has decried the alleged refusal of the United Kingdom to extradite former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, to face trial for alleged money laundering in Nigeria.

Magu, while receiving the “Institution of the Decade” award on behalf of the EFCC at the awards ceremony organised by THISDAY Newspapers to mark its 25th anniversary in Lagos on Monday night, said the commission had sufficient evidence to prosecute Allison-Madueke for the alleged financial malfeasance she committed while in office.

The looted funds, traced to Allison-Madueke and others, he noted, could be used to keep the nation’s economy rolling, if recovered.
“We don’t want to keep chasing everybody as a suspect. We want everybody who has stolen from the commonwealth to bring it back to Nigeria, so as to use the…

Source: Thisday Newspaper