The Attorney-General of the Federation and minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has said the federal government is not in a hurry to bring back former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke to Nigeria for trial.
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Speaking to Hausa Service Correspondents after Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, the Chief law officer insisted that Alison-Madueke is already facing charges of money laundering in the United Kingdom and Nigeria will not jeopardise that investigation.
The former Minister had filed a suit seeking to be joined in a five hundred million naira fraud charge involving her associates.
She wants the AGF compelled to bring her back to Nigeria from the UK — but there are insinuations that she wants to escape from a conviction overseas since Nigerian courts have no impressive record of jailing high-profile suspects.
Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High court in Lagos will on October the 30th hear Allison-Madueke’s application.