Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Former Nigeria Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke says she is prepared to return to Nigeria

 - A lawyer, Obinna Onya, has told a Federal High Court in Lagos that Diezani Alison-Madueke was ready to return to Nigeria to defend herself
Onya arrived the court on Tuesday, October 3 with an application to force the AGF to bring the former minister to Nigeria from the UK - The EFCC kicked against the application claiming it has not been served Embattled former petroleum resources minister, Diezani Alison Madueke, has reportedly pleaded with a Federal High Court sitting Lagos to order the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) to ensure her return to Nigeria.

The former minister said she was ready to stand in court and defend a criminal charge linked to her relating to an alleged laundering of N450 million. Alison-Madueke, has been in the UK since 2015 when Goodluck Jonathan lost the presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari. 
The Punch reports that the major defendants in the charge are Dele Belgore, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, and Professor Abubakar Suleiman, a former national planning minister. The report said Belgore and Suleiman were charged before Justice Rilwan Aikawa for reportedly receiving N450 million from the former minister. They were arraigned on a five-count charge which linked Diezani and said she was ‘at large’. 

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