EFCC boss disappointed, as UK slows Diezani corruption case

The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has expressed concern over the slow pace of action from the United Kingdom (UK) on the corruption case, involving Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Diezani, a former Minister of Petroleum, is being prosecuted by the UK government on issues of corruption.

EFCC spokesman, Mr Tony Orilade in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, quoted Magu to have said this when he received the team of International Criminal Police Organisation (InterPol) in his office.

Magu regreted that the matter had dragged on in the UK for more than four years with no visible result and no end in sight.

“There is the case of Diezani which has been going on for over four years and the amount involved is about 2.4 billion dollars and no kobo has been recovered from overseas.

“Though, we have recovered some of the proceeds of the crime, we are still tracing others,” he said.

However, he urged their new countries of residence to either prosecute them or hand them over to Nigeria “since they are Nigerians.”



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