Detectives from the UK storm Nigeria ahead of the probe of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke

According to the Nations, detectives from the UK have arrived Nigeria to gather more evidence in the probe of former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, who has been on trial on allegation of money laundering.

It is reported that detectives who have been in the country for the past week, met with the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Diezani Allison-Madueke

The newspaper quoted a source saying “It is a major case, the National Crime Agency (NCA) in the UK has been collaborating with the EFCC to probe.

The EFCC Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu has been to London to clear up grey areas pertaining to the case and the investigation of Diezani has assumed enhanced dimension.

The visit by detectives from London was meant to get additional evidence and crosscheck a few things on their part.

The Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters bill signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari might help in confiscating Diezani’s assets at home and abroad and the new law will also help and hasten EFCC and other security agencies in bringing some of these looters to justice, the source added.

The EFCC had started a process to extradite the former minister in November which was followed by the International Police issuing an arrest warrant the following month on behalf of a request made by the federal government.

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