Abdulrasheed Bawa, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has revealed that the anti-graft agency has recovered $153 million from Diezani Alison-Madueke, the former Minister of Petroleum.
He also said that the EFCC had recovered 80 valuable properties worth $80 million from Diezani, who has been living in Britain since leaving office.
This was reported in the April edition of the EFCC magazine; EFCC Alert, however, Bawa stated that bringing the former minister to justice was still a long way off, given that she was outside of Nigeria’s jurisdiction, and acknowledged the difficulties in bringing her back to face justice.
The chairman said; “There are several cases surrounding Diezani’s case. I was part of that investigation, and we have done quite a lot. In one of the cases, we recovered $153 million; we have secured the final forfeiture of over 80 properties in Nigeria valued at about $80 million. We have done quite a bit on that.
“The other cases as it relates to the $115 million INEC bribery is also ongoing across the federation. We are looking forward to the time we will, maybe, have her in the country, and, of course, review things and see what will happen going forward. The case has certainly not been abandoned.’’