The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has met with the National Crime Agency, in the United Kingdom, UK, to kick-start the process of extraditing a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The EFCC, said in a statement that Magu met with the UK Officials, to also discuss the efforts of the Commission in the recovery of all ill-gotten assets domiciled in the foreign jurisdiction by Nigeria’s Politically Exposed Persons, PEPs.
“Outside the recovery of assets, the EFCC boss in the course of the high power meeting with officials of the NCA ,will also present the Commission’s position on ways to fast-track the extradition of all PEPs who have found safe havens in foreign jurisdiction”, the statement read in part.
Magu had explained why the anti-graft Agency is bent on extraditing all PEPs.
“For instance, speaking on the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, whose process of extradition from the UK has commenced, Magu explained that having waited for three years, the Nigerian government believes that it is time to initiate the extradition process”, the statement added.
The EFCC said that apart from Diezani, there are several other PEPs, who have fled the country since 2015, when the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari came on board, in May 2015.
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