The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC Ibrahim Magu has said the anti-corruption body is fully prepared to prosecute former minister of Petroleum, Alison-Madueke over $2.5bn theft.
The Commission also said it has written United Kingdom for the extradition of the former minister back to Nigeria to come and account for the missing money linked to her.
Addressing Journalists in Kaduna on Monday, Magu said Alison-Madueke and her accomplice stole not less than $2.5bn from the Federation account through the ministry of Petroleum.
The EFCC chief added, “I was in London this year, we did an investigation together with the UK team, and anywhere I go I always call for the extradition of corrupt Nigerians to return (stolen) money.
“This woman (Alison-Madueke) has stolen so much, not less than $2.5bn, but unfortunately she has a generation of looters who are supporting her. This is not good.
He noted that the Commission has contacted all International Community to ensure her extradition is made possible, adding that the ex minister is under protective body, otherwise she would have arrested long ago.
Magu said Nigeria is in serious mess of financial misappropriation and this is really affecting the economy of the country, adding that a total 1,218 people were convicted ranging from all sort of corrupt practices and misappropriation of public funds in the year 2019.
He said the Commission will not allow corruption to thrive in the country and any suspicious account will be blocked just like they have done in the past.