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We are tired of waiting, since the United Kingdom cannot prosecute Mrs. Diezani, we will extradite her and prosecute her here – Magu

EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu

Mr. Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), during a news conference in Abuja on Monday said that the EFCC is determined to extradite the former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom.

He noted that the anti-graft could not wait endlessly to prosecute the former minister on several allegations against her.

The EFCC had on Sunday noted that the process for extraditing Mrs. Diezani from the UK had already begun.

“We know she is not being tried there; we are tired of waiting, that is why if they cannot prosecute her, we can prosecute her here,” Magu said.

“There is no prosecution going on there. We are involved in the investigation in this country and outside the country.

“We have worked together; we had started together. We cannot wait endlessly; in three years and above, it is sufficient, and that is why I said, let’s initiate the extradition so that she faces the law.”

Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke

Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke

Mr. Magu also spoke on why he was still an Acting Chairman of the anti-graft commission.

“I think if people are in a hurry to get confirmed, it means you are not working; you are not doing what is required.

“If you are busy lobbying for confirmation, you will not be fair and balance in the discharge of your duties.

“I am not worried that I am still not confirmed since three years as substantive chairman of the commission. Everybody is aware that I am working here.

“Just get the work done.”

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