Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has decried the refusal of the United Kingdom to extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to face trial for alleged money laundering in Nigeria.
Magu stated this, when he received the ‘Institution of the Decade’ award on behalf of the EFCC at a ceremony organised by Thisday Newspaper to mark its twenty-fifth anniversary in Lagos.
The EFCC boss disclosed that the commission had sufficient evidence to prosecute Allison-Madueke for the alleged financial malfeasance she committed while in office.
The looted funds traced to Allison-Madueke and others, he noted, could be used to keep the wheel of the nation’s economy rolling if recovered.
Magu added that the anti-graft agency would build more detention facilities and open additional zonal offices so as to bring the anti-corruption fight nearer home to the people.