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Civil society coalition to conduct sit-out for Diezani’s extradition

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A coalition of civil society groups on Thursday said they would commence a two-day sit-out to press for the extradition of the former Minister for Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke.

The movement in a statement said the #BringBackDiezani sit-out would hold in front of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission headquarters in Wuse, Abuja on August 28 and 29, 2017.

It was signed by the convener, Charles Oputa (Our Mumu Don Do), Deji Adeyanju (Concerned Nigerians) and Adebayo Raphael, Publicity Secretary, OurMumuDonDo movement. 

The coalition called on the EFCC to apply for the ex-minister’s extradition from the United Kingdom to face prosecution in Nigeria.

It added that the call for Allison-Madueke’s  extradition was informed by her roles in the wanton looting of the nation’s treasury and the failure of the Federal Government to push for her repatriation.

The CSOs noted that a Federal High Court had ordered Allison-Madueke to permanently forfeit several luxury properties in several high brow areas across the country to the FG. 

They said, “It is therefore unimaginable that the Federal Government is not pushing for Mrs Allison-Madueke’s extradition to face punishment for her alleged crimes.

“In the light of this, we will be holding a two-day day sit-out in front of the EFCC Headquarters to demand that the Federal Government applied for her extradition and prosecution in Nigeria. 

“We will also be highlighting the level corruption at the Central Bank of Nigeria.”

The protesters called on Nigerians to participate in the event.

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