Magu Urges Nigerians In Diaspora To Pressure UK To Release Diezani For Trial

The acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has told Nigerians in the diaspora to pressure the UK government to release Diezani Allison-Madueke, a former minister for trial.

The EFCC has alleged that Diezani, a former minister of petroleum resources, perpetuated money laundering to the tune of $2.5 billion when she served under the Jonathan administration.

Magu during a virtual town hall meeting with Nigerians in the diaspora, on Saturday, May 24, urged them to collaborate with the EFCC and pressure the authorities into bring Diezani to face trial, The Cable reports.

A spokesperson for the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, disclosed that the acting chairman said Diezani had not been brought to trial for the allegations of corruption against her in Nigeria.

He asked Nigerians in diaspora to assist in the fight against corruption, by exposing foreign assets of Nigerian politicians through the government’s whistleblowing policy.