The present Acting President of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Nigeria, Ibrahim Magu, appealed to the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) to extradite former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to come out and account for the alleged stolen US $ 2.5 billion in her ministry during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan where she served as the Petroleum Minister.
Magu, during a media briefing in Kaduna on Monday, ahead of Tuesday at a parade of EFCC trainees at the Nigeria Defense Academy (NDA), said that Commission staff were trained to “shoot and kill corruption in Nigeria so that citizens of Nigeria will not be challenged by any threat and can sleep with their two eyes closed.
Answering questions from reporters, the EFCC chief said that Diezani stole so much money that she had to be extradited to the country to return the money to the federal government.
According to him (Ibrahim Magu): “I was in London this year, we did an investigation with the UK team, and wherever I go I always ask for the extradition of corrupt Nigerians to return the money.
“This woman stole a lot, no less than $ 2.5 billion, but unfortunately she has a generation of looters who are supporting her. This is not a good thing.
“We are in contact with the international community, it, she is in protective custody, if not, we would have arrested her and returned her back to Nigeria”.
He, however, said that corruption is gradually being overcome, pointing out that in 2019, a total of 1,218 convictions were guaranteed by the Commission.
The EFCC chief added that in January this year, 28 convictions were carried out, involving billions of dollars and pounds sterling.
“We will not allow corruption to work here in Nigeria because it is destructive and disastrous. We block multiple accounts ”.