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22 January 2020

Magu decries UK’s refusal to extradite Allison-Madueke.

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.

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