There are many obstacles in prosecuting Diezani – EFCC

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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa has mentioned a legion of obstacles in prosecuting the former Minister for Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

He said she currently lives in the United Kingdom which is not in the jurisdiction of Nigeria and bringing her home to face justice is a gargantuan challenge.

This position was made known in the April edition of the EFCC magazine, EFCC Alert.

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He said: “There are several cases surrounding Diezani’s case. I was part of that investigation, and we have done quite a lot. In one of the cases, we recovered $153m; we have secured the final forfeiture of over 80 property in Nigeria valued at about $80m. We have done quite a bit on that.

“The other case as it relates to the $115m INEC bribery is also ongoing across the federation. We are looking forward to the time we will, maybe, have her in the country, and, of course, review things and see what will happen going forward. The case has certainly not been abandoned.”

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