The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has listed out its obstacle stopping them from proceeding with the prosecution of Diezani. The obstacles were listed out by the Chairman of the agency, Abdulrasheed Bawa, the Chairman saud that bringing her to justice is far from reality. He said that she is out of Nigeria and that's a major obstacle adding that bringing her back to Nigeria is also a major challenge.
Diezani Alison Madueke before leaving office in 2015 took a lot of money from Nigeria. Most of the money she used it to buy houses and properties around the world.
However, the agency has achieved some level of success as he says that the EFCC was able to $153m from the former minister. Adding that about 80 properties worth $80m have also been recovered.
In his words, he said, “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 $153m; we have secured the final forfeiture of over 80 property in Nigeria valued at about $80m."
He also added that the next case is the one that have to do with bribing INEC with $115m and the case is already going on now. He said that the commission is looking forward to having her back in Nigeria and the prosecution will continue.
Diezani is not the only politician that has been involved in corruption in Nigeria. Many politicians have been under the watch of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the commission is doing its best to make sure that Nigeria is free from corruption especially money related corruption cases. The first female President of OPEC has been one of the major target by EFCC since she left office in 2015 and flew to Britain to stay.
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