Court dismisses Diezani’s application to return to Nigeria

A Federal High Court in Lagos has told Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke that she cannot return to the country now.

The court dismissed an application by Alison-Madueke on Wednesday asking the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to bring her back to Nigeria.

The court described her application as a ploy to escape justice in the U.K. where she is facing investigation for several financial crimes.

Alison-Madueke filed the application asking to be brought back to Nigeria to defend a criminal charge bordering on alleged laundering of N450 million.

In his ruling today Justice Rilwan Aikawa agreed with the EFCC that the application is misconceived and amounts to “a misuse of the court process”.

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