The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured an arrest warrant for former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The anti-graft agency has also initiated extradition proceedings to bring Diezani back to Nigeria.
The development was confirmed to PM News by Dele Oyewale, EFCC’s Ag. Head of Media and Publicity.
Oyewale confirmed the development after Diezani was arraigned today at the Westminister’s Court in London, United Kingdom, following alleged bribery allegations.
Although the charges preferred against her at the London court, are diametrically different from the 13-count charges bordering on money laundering the EFCC has raised against her.
Speaking on the new development, Oyewale said: “It is instructive to note that criminality is criminality, irrespective of jurisdictional differences. No crime can go unpunished. The money laundering charges for which Madueke is answerable to the EFCC, cover jurisdictions in Dubai, United Kingdom, United States of America and Nigeria.
“To bring the former Minister to trial in Nigeria, an arrest warrant has been obtained and extradition proceedings have been initiated. The Commission is on course on her trial. She will soon have her day in our courts.”
He added that EFCC welcomes, with keen interest, the arraignment of a Diezani Alison-Madueke at the Westminister’s Court in London.