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BREAKING: Court orders Ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani’s Arrest

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has issued an arrest warrant against the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that on Monday, Justice Bolaji Olajuwon granted the request after the counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  Farouk Abdullah, made an application.

The court had fixed November 3, 2021 for the EFCC to give a report on its effort at extraditing Alison-Madueke to the country to stand her trial, and for possible mention of the case. But on the adjourned date, the case was stalled as neither Abdullah nor Alison-Madueke was in sight.

Justice Olajuwon then fixed today, Jan. 24, for the matter and adjourned for report or or for possible mention of the matter. It was gathered that although Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu was initially the presiding judge in the matter, the case was reassigned to Justice Olajuwon, following the transfer of Ojukwu to the Calabar division of the court.

Ojukwu had, on October 28, 2020, rejected the EFCC’s prayer to issue a warrant of arrest against Alison-Madueke, citing the commission’s failure to enforce the earlier criminal summons.

More to come….

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5 Comments

  1. It’s an irresponsible government that will wait for six years plus before taking action on this ex- petroleum minister that almost bought half of Nigeria, who took billions of dollars and lodged it into HSBC, UK, who hired a corrupt Ovation publisher to come and take fake pictures saying she has cancer and paid him £300,000 for the hatchet job, many people have seen this woman enjoying herself and her loots making Nigerians a laughing stock. buhari and malami must be blamed for not prosecuting this lady for looting us so bad and that stupid error totally dented the so called corruption mantra of the buhari administration. Regardless if she’s a citizen of any other country, once the matter is reported to INTERPOL, she will be fished out from any country. buhari has never being in charge of anything in Nigeria.

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