EFCC Confirms Moves To Extradite Ex Petroleum MinisterDiezani Alison-madueke
– EFCC Chairman Magu confirmed that plans to extradite ex petroleum minister Deziani Alison-Madueke
– Antigraft Chairman Magu says ‘no corrupt person will go unpunished’
-Urges Nigerians to play their part in the fight against corruption.
Following the protests by several Nigerians, EFFC on Wednesday confirmed that plans were to extradite a former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke were in place.
This is coming after several properties worth billions of Naira linked to her have since been forfeited to the federal government, many permanently.
The anti graft agency’s acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, confirmed the moves to extradite Mrs. Alison-Madueke while addressing journalists, civic groups and others yesterday. He said:
“I want you to know that nobody will go unpunished. We are even seeking to extradite Diezani, but investigations are still ongoing,” Mr. Magu said.
“We have reached a level where nobody can stop us in the fight against corruption, but we all must realise that we are all stakeholders, and this fight is for the future generation.”
He urged Nigerians must play their roles because
EFCC can only do its best; but we must support the agency, and the law should take its course, policies should be strengthened, and punishment must be meted out in good time.
Mr. Magu also blamed recent separatist agitations in Nigeria on corruption.
“Every evil that is happening now is caused by corruption: agitations, strikes, whatever. Corruption has chased our good human resources out of the country. It is the duty of this generation to correct the evils caused by corruption.”
The anti-graft chief also spoke on corruption among members of his organisation.
“I want you to tell us if there is corruption in the EFCC,” he said. “It makes no sense if people are fighting corruption and they are corrupt. So, tell us, don’t keep quiet.”