The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it will extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom, though the process may be long.
Secretary to the EFCC, Emmanuel Aremo gave the assurance in Abuja in response to protesters at the headquarters of the commission yesterday.
The protesters, led by popular artiste, Charles Oputa, a.k.a. Charly Boy, demanded the immediate repatriation of Mrs Alison-Madueke to Nigeria to face trial for allegedly stealing billions of Naira.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has reached out to the US. Government on repatriation of proceeds of crime and proceeds of corruption.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said this during the visit of a US. congressional delegation to the presidential villa yesterday adding that both countries were working on a prompt repatriation of the funds.
Sen. Christopher Coons, who led the US delegation, said the visit was to reaffirm the relationship between Nigeria and the US., noting that the US. had “an enduring enthusiasm and partnership with Nigeria’’.