A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered Former Petroleum Minister, Allison Madueke Diezani, to return back to Nigeria for prosecution.
The Court ordered Deizani to appear before it and answer to a money laundering charge filed against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), by October 28, 2020.
The EFCC had accused the former minister of fleeing the country for the United Kingdom (UK) in order to escape justice.
EFCC’s lawyer, Faruk Abdallah stated that Mrs Alison-Madueke was also required to clear air on “her role in financing the 2015 general elections, particularly the money that were warehoused at Fidelity Bank Plc in 2015 prior to the elections.”
He said it equally wanted the ex-minister to speak on several items, documents and jewelleries recovered from her house at No: 10, Chiluba Close, off Jose Marti Street, Asokoro, Abuja, and some identified property that were linked to her in Nigeria, UK, United States of America (USA), United Arab Emirate (UAE) and South Africa.