Richard Ginika Izuora
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has recovered $153 million from Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s former Minister of Petroleum Resources.
The Chairman of the Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who disclosed this on Wednesday, May 11, revealed that the anti-graft agency has also recovered the final forfeiture of over 80 properties in Nigeria valued at about $80 million from the ex Minister.
He said that the EFCC is looking forward to having the former Minister in the country, to face trial, given that she was out of Nigeria’s jurisdiction.
“There are several issues surrounding Diezani’s case. I was part of that investigation, and we have done quite a lot. In one of the cases, we recovered $153 million; we have secured the final forfeiture of over 80 properties in Nigeria valued at about $80 million. We have done quite a bit on that.
“The other cases as it relates to the $115 million INEC bribery is also ongoing across the federation. We are looking forward to the time we will, maybe, have her in the country and, of course, review things and see what will happen going forward. The case has certainly not been abandoned,’’ disclosed Bawa