Diezani Loses $40m Jewelry To FG
Diezani Loses $40m Jewelry To FG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has informed an Abuja High Court that it has written to the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF concerning extradition process of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom.

The court had fixed February 25 for the arraignment of Diezani and Jide Omokore, a former chairman, Atlantic Energy Drilling Company over offences bordering on conspiracy and illegal act of accepting and giving gratifications.

The Court had ordered on December 4th, 2018, that the EFCC and other security agencies should ensure that Diezani be brought to court for her to face the fraud charges.

However, at the resumed hearing, prosecuting counsel, Faruk Abdullahi, informed the court that the Commission has written to the AGF, seeking for the extradition of Diezani.

The trial judge, Justice Valentine Ashi adjourned the case to May 22nd for arraignment.