Saturday 23 December 2023

EFCC Deletes Post Claiming Alison-Maduekwe Begged Tinubu to Allow Her Come to Nigeria


The Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) has deleted a post claiming that Diezani Alizon-Maduekwe begged Tinubu to allow her return to Nigeria to confess to her alleged role in the diversion of $9 billion as petroleum minister.

A few hours after the claim went viral, the EFCC pulled it down from its social media handle. The claim has been posted herehere and here by different X users.

Some media outlets and blogs also published the same content posted by the federal anti-corruption body early Saturday morning on its Instagram handle.


The error-ridden post claimed Alison-Maduekwe, who is currently facing bribery charges in the UK, had owned up to her involvement in the diversion of a huge amount of money from the country’s oil and gas ministry.

Some Nigerians on social media have condemned the agency for propagating false news and misleading a lot of people.

Dele Oyewale, the agency’s spokesperson, has denied the post. “The report is not from the EFCC. Anything that is not signed by me is not from us,” said Oyewale.

Meanwhile, in October, the Southwark Crown Court in the UK adjourned Diezani’s trial until November 2025.

Similarly, Lateef Fagbemi, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, recently submitted a warrant of arrest and request to the Crown Prosecution Services of the United Kingdom for Allison-Madueke’s extradition.

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