Diezani's name resurfaces in fresh Magu probe - Presidential panel

Diezani's name resurfaces in fresh Magu probe - Presidential panel

- Ibrahim Magu has been roped into the Diezani Alison-Madueke's case

- The Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA) claimed that the suspended EFCC chief failed to cooperate with the UK to extradite Diezani

- The PCARA said that Magu refused to provide evidence that will bring about the extradition of the former petroleum minister

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The name of a former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has resurfaced as more allegations engulf the recently suspended anti-graft agency chief, Ibrahim Magu.

In one of its reports, the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA) claimed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)'s former acting chairman failed in his duty to liaise with authorities in the United Kingdom to speed up prosecution on Alison-Madueke corruption case, The Cable reports.

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Specifically, the report revealed that Magu deliberately refused to furnish Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami with documentary evidence that bring about the extradition of Diezani.

Diezani's name resurfaces in fresh Magu probe - Presidential panel

Diezani Alison-Madueke and Ibrahim Magu
Source: UGC

The panel went ahead to say that this failure on Magu's part has strained the relationship of the EFCC with Europe.

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A part of the report said: “In the Diezani Alison Madueke case, the acting chairman is failing to further cooperate with the UK NCA to enable them to charge the former minister to court in the UK.

“The acting chairman despite his knowledge that Mrs Madueke will not be extradited to Nigeria until after her trial in the UK, has consistently been accusing the UK government on the pages of print and electronic media of not wanting to extradite her to Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that according to a report released by the PCARA chaired by Ayo Salami, the recently suspended acting chairman of the EFCC used the senior pastor of Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, Emmanuel Omale, to purchase a property in Dubai with loot recovered in 2015.

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Omale's name was said to have surfaced while the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) was carrying out its investigation.

According to the NFIU's report, there was an illegal movement of funds to the tune of N573,228,040.41.

The report claimed: “Another individual who is helping in laundering funds for the Acting Chairman and who has been referred to in several petitions is one Pastor Emmanuel Omale (Hand of God Prophetic Ministry)."

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