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Diezani Allison-Madueke

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that the process to repatriate a former Minister of Petroleum Diezani Alison-Madueke from the United Kingdom has started.

This was revealed by the commission’s acting spokesman Tony Orilade on Sunday in Abuja, where he said the agency’s Operations Department had made a presentation to the Legal Department to begin the process.

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“It is ongoing. Within the next few weeks, the extent to which we have gone will be made known to the public,” he told NAN.

“It is not a fresh case; it is not a fresh petition that is just being looked into; the whole process is a total package.

“This request to have Mrs. Alison-Madueke repatriated to Nigeria is just an aspect of Diezani’s investigation and commencement of trial.

A Federal High Court in Lagos had in 2017, ordered for the final forfeiture of N7.6bn alleged loot recovered from Alison-Madueke to the Federal Government.