- The EFCC has gifted the Lagos state government with one of the forfeited properties of Diezani Alison-Madueke
- A building belonging to the former minister of petroleum was handed over to the state as an isolation centre
- The donation was done through the zonal head of the commission in Lagos, Mohammed Rabo, on Friday, May 15
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A building forfeited by the former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been donated as an isolation centre in Lagos state by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The EFFC handed the property, a building of six flats of three bedrooms and a boys’ quarter to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday, May 15, The Cable reports.
According to the head of the agency in the state, Mohammed Rabo, the move was part of the commission's effort to fight against the spread of COVID-19.
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Thanking the EFCC for the kind gesture, Governor Sanwo-Olu pointed out that a major problem in the state "is getting isolation centres for COVID-19 patients."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the EFCC, had appealed to the government of United Kingdom (UK) to extradite Alison-Madueke, to account for alleged missing of $2.5 billion in her ministry during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Magu, at a media briefing in Kaduna on Monday, February 17, ahead of the Tuesday, February 18, passing out parade of EFCC trainees at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), said personnel of the commission were trained to, “shoot and kill corruption in Nigeria, so we cannot be challenged by any threat."
Legit.ng gathered that while fielding questions from reporters, the EFCC boss said Diezani has stolen so much money that she needed to be extradited to the country to return the money back to the federal government.
He said: “I was in London this year, we did investigation together with the UK team, and anywhere I go I always call for the extradition of corrupt Nigerians to return back the money.
"This woman has stolen so much, not less than 2.5 billion dollars, but unfortunately, she has a generation of looters who are supporting her. This is not good."
“We are in touch with the international community, she is under protective custody, otherwise, we would have arrested her, return her to Nigeria.”
He, however, said corruption is surmountable, pointing out that in 2019, a total of 1,218 convictions were secured by the commission.
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