The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has obtained an arrest warrant and has begun extradition proceedings of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom back to Nigeria, to face the 13-count charges bordering on money laundering levelled against D by the anti-graft agency. 

The commission revealed that the charges against Diezani at the London court, are diametrically different from the 13-count charges raised against her. 

EFCC further noted the money laundering charges for which Madueke is answering cover jurisdiction in Dubai, United Kingdom, United States of America and Nigeria.

Earlier today, Diezani appeared before the Westminster Magistrates Court in London over an alleged £100,000 bribe.

The district judge, Michael Snow, granted Alison-Madueke a £70,000 bail and further imposed other terms on her including an 11 pm to 6 am curfew, an electronic tag to be worn by her at all times and a £70,000 surety to be paid before she could leave the court building.

Diezani was the Minister of Petroleum Resources from 2010 to 2015 during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Shortly before Jonathan handed over to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, she left the country. The EFCC alleged that the former minister stole $2.5 billion from the Nigerian government while she was a minister during the administration of Jonathan.


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