We have recovered $153m, 80 houses from Diezani-EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has not turned down the heat on former Minister of Peteoleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke over her alleged cases of large-scale diversion of public funds and blatant looting of the treasury while in office.

According to the Chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, among other things, the Commission has recovered $153 million and 80 houses valued at $80 million from the former Minister

Bawa, who was quoted in the April edition of the EFCC Alert, a monthly publication of the commission, said the commission was still pursuing another case of $115 million INEC bribery by the fleeing minister who had been outside the shores of the country since leaving office in 2015.

He said the commission will not relent in its ongoing effortsto to extradite Alison-Madueke to answer to her crimes in the country.

“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 $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 case, 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, he said.

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