Nigeria requests Interpol warrant of arrest for ex petroleum minister Allison-Madueke
London, Dec. 21, 2018 (AltAfrica)-Following an official request by the government of Nigeria, the International Police is expected to issue an arrest warrant for former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke
Information obtained by Alternativeafrica.com showed that the Office of the Attorney General of the federation and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC have officially commenced the extradition of the former petroleum minister. “Necessary charge document had been filed and attached to the extradition request by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation” a source said
By this request, all Interpol member countries were obliged to arrest the former minister anywhere she is seen on their territories.
Madueke had been in United Kingdom for over three years while been tried for alleged monumental corruption at home.
Attached to the extradition request, was the November 4, 2018 order for her arrest by Justice Valentine Ashi of the FCT High Court.
The court had directed the Inspector-General of Police; the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Director-General of the State Security Service and all heads of other agencies to apprehend the ex-petroleum minister.
The judge further directed that the order which was signed by the court registrar, E. Balami, should be attached to a warrant for execution on Madueke.
The source said, “We have filed the necessary processes and the Interpol has red-flagged Allison-Madueke. This means that the extradition process has been kickstarted and the former minister may be arrested by the United Kingdom police or any police agency all over the world and repatriated to Nigeria.”
Checks on the Interpol website, however, indicated that the accused person had not been listed.
Only the profiles of two male Nigerians-Ehirobo Nathaniel, 53, and Ernest Kenel, 49-wanted for advance fee fraud- were listed on the website.