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“EFCC not responsible for extradition of former minister Diezani”- says her spokesperson

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Nigeria's former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke was one of the country's highest profile politicians before being implicated in a multi-million-dollar graft scandal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it does not have the authority to extradite former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke to face trial for corruption allegations against her.

This disclosure was made by the anti-graft agency’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwajaren, while he was speaking on Channels TV, on Thursday, August 24, 2017.
Uwajaren said that unlike what some people think, only the Ministry of Justice has any authority in matters of extradition.
This
revelation is a response to a planned protest by organisers of the
‘Resume or Resign’ protests who, this week, announced a 2-day sit-out
protest against the EFCC to demand for the extradition of the former
minister.

Charly Boy during the anti-Buhari protest


‘ResumeorResign’ protesters will carry out a 2-day sit-out protest at
the EFCC’s head office in Abuja from Monday, August 28 to Tuesday,
August 29 (Facebook/Deji Adeyanju)

When asked about his reaction to the development, Uwajaren said, “The
proper agency to talk to is not the EFCC. The EFCC, contrary to the
views of some people, is not the one in charge of extradition.
“That
type of extradition is handled by the office of the Attorney General of
the Federation and Minister of Justice who is the right person to talk
about extradition of any Nigerian from any part of the world.”
When asked if the agency had previously pushed for the Ministry of Justice to extradite the former minster, Uwajaren said, “What
I can tell you is that we already have the charge in court in which Mrs
Diezani was listed as one of the defendants, and in that charge we
stated that she’s stiill at large – which means that we were not able to
bring her into the country to face trial.
“We
are still waiting for her to respond because we have invited her for
questioning but she has not responded. We are aware that she is living
in the UK where she was taken to court sometime ago and was released on
bail.
“Ours is to investigate and prosecute, but issues of extradition are handled by the Ministry of Justice.”
Allison-Madueke
has been linked to a slew of corruption cases, with courts seizing
assets and funds that have been suspected to be proceeds of her loot.

On
Tuesday, August 22, a Federal High Court in Lagos ordered the interim
forfeiture of assets valued at $16,441,906 linked to her.
On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, Justice Chuka Obiozor of
a Lagos Federal High Court also ordered the interim forfeiture of the
sum of N7,646,700,000 linked to the former minister after the EFCC filed
an ex parte application.
This ruling came only days after a Federal High Court, also in Lagos, ordered the permanent forfeiture of a $37.5m Banana Island mansion owned by the former minister on Monday, August 7.

Diezani's Banana Island property

Diezani’s Banana Island property
(@APCNigeria/Twitter)

In
addition to the building, the court also ordered the permanent
forfeiture of the sums of $2,740,197.96 and N84,537,840.70 realised as
rents on the property.
On Tuesday, August 8, the EFCC revealed that its operatives discovered boxes of gold, silver and diamond jewellery from the Abuja residences of the former minister.
In a statement signed by the leader of the ‘Our Mumu Don Do‘ group, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, and the leader of the ‘Concerned Nigerians‘ group, Deji Adeyanju,
they said the protest is a challenge directed at the anti-graft agency
to file for the extradition of the former minister, who is away in the United Kingdom, so that she can be prosecuted for her crimes.
The protests will take place on Monday, August 28, and Tuesday, August 29 at the EFCC’s head office in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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