Magu Begs UK To Extradite Ex-Minister, Diezani

Funsho Akinwale

Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, urged the United Kingdom government to extradite the former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Magu is advocating for the extradiction in order for Diezani to come account for the alleged missing of $2.5 billion in her ministry during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The appeal is coming few months after the EFCC boss visited London to meet the UK government for the extradition of the former minister.

Magu made the statement while briefing newsmen on Monday in Kaduna.

“I was in London this year, we did investigation together with the UK team, and anywhere I go I always call for extradition of corrupt Nigerians to return back the money.

“This woman has stolen so much, not less than 2.5 billion dollars, but unfortunately she has generation of looters who are supporting her. This is not good.

“We are in touch with the international community, she is under protective custody, otherwise, we would have arrested her, return her to Nigeria.”

“We will not allow corruption to work here in Nigeria because it is destructive and disastrous. We blocked several accounts,” Magu said.

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