Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has met British government officials in the United Kingdom as part of efforts to expedite the extradition of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to face trial in Nigeria.
Diezani, who served in the ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, is expected to face trial, bordering on money laundering.
She has refused to return to Nigeria five years after her tenure
But Magu, in his fact-finding mission, and with the aim to move her to the country, arrived in the UK on Friday to rub minds with the British officials for her release.
The EFCC boss, after the meeting, assured the media that Diezani would be extradited in the next one month.
Sources added that Magu was able to convince the British authorities to expedite action on the extradition request filed by Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation.
“The acting EFCC chairman has met with UK officials to expedite the process of extraditing Diezani.
“The investigation into the allegations against her by the UK government seemed to have stalled.
“It appears as if it was a ploy to keep her from facing justice in Nigeria. Magu is upbeat that the ex-minister would be repatriated to Nigeria latest by March,” a source disclosed.