Bawa: Why EFCC Has Not Prosecuted Diezani

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed
Bawa, has said that the commission has not
prosecuted the former Petroleum Minister, Mrs.
Diezani Alison Madueke, because the ex-minister
was out of Nigeria’s jurisdiction.
According to the April edition of the EFCC
magazine, EFCC Alert, Bawa further disclosed that
the challenges associated with bringing her home
to face justice remained an obstacle to the
commission.
He revealed that the commission had recovered
$153milion from the former minister who had been
living in Britain since leaving office in 2015.
Bawa also said the anti-graft agency recovered no
fewer than 80 choice property valued at $80million.
“There are several cases surrounding Diezani’s
case. I was part of that investigation, and we have
done quite a lot. In one of the cases, we recovered
$153million; we have secured the final forfeiture of
over 80 property in Nigeria valued at about
$80million. We have done quite a bit on that.
“The other case as it relates to the $115million
INEC bribery is also ongoing across the federation.
We are looking forward to the time we will, maybe,
have her in the country, and, of course, review
things and see what will happen going forward. The
case has certainly not been abandoned.”

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