EFCC Set to Extradite Alison Maduekwe Over Corruption Charges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seems to have finally woken up to its responsibilities as the anti-graft commission has confirmed that it has begun the process of extraditing former Minister of Petroleum, Deziani Alison-Madueke, to answer the allegations of fraud and corruption against her.
 
The news was confirmed by the acting spokesperson for the EFCC, Mr. Tony Orilade in Abuja on Sunday.
 
The former Minister of Petroleum was largely vilified in the public sphere when the present government came to power by the EFCC and Officials of the government.
 
Alison Madueke had been accused of embezzlement and fraud during her tenure as Minister of Petroleum during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
 
She has never been charged to court however despite calls from various quarters for the EFCC to stop the media trial and charge the former Petroleum Minister to Court.
 
This time however, the spokesperson for the EFCC confirmed that the commission was taking the recent steps because of calls from various quarters for the extradition of the former minister over several allegations of impropriety against her.
 
Orilade further stated that the EFCC’s operations department has made a presentation to the legal department to commence the process although it is to be processed through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.
 
Earlier in 2017, a Federal High Court in Lagos had ordered the final forfeiture of N7.6 billion alleged loot recovered from the former Minister to the Federal Government, based on an application by the EFCC.
 
The Petroleum Minister had reiterated her innocence of the allegations against her and asked the EFCC to charge her to court rather than engage in a baseless media trial.

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