Thursday, August 24, 2017

Charly Boy to begin fresh protest demanding Diezani’s extradition over corruption charges

Nigerian musician Charles Oputa, popularly called Charly Boy, will on Monday lead a "#BringBackDiezani" protest to the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja to demand the extradition of former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the UK to Nigeria to face punishment for her alleged crimes.

The entertainer disclosed this in a statement signed by him and Deji Adeyanju on Thursday.

The announcement came less than a week after Charly Boy narrowly escaped death following mob attack when he led OurMumuDonDo protest in Abuja, demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari, who had spent over 100 days on medical trip in London must return and resume his duty as president or resign.

The statement read in part: “Following recent mind-boggling allegations of corruption and wanton looting of public funds and the collective patrimony of Nigerian citizens by the former minister for petroleum, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, we call on the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to apply for her extradition from the United Kingdom to face prosecution in Nigeria.

Diezani Alison-Madueke
“Furthermore, a federal high court has ordered Mrs Alison-Madueke to permanently forfeit several luxurious properties in several high brow areas across the country to the federal government.

“It is therefore unimaginable that the federal government is not pushing for Mrs Alison-Madueke’s extradition to face punishment for her alleged crimes.

“In this light, we will be holding a two-day sit out in front of the EFCC headquarters to demand that the federal government applies for her extradition and prosecution in Nigeria”, the statement said.

EFCC earlier this month successfully confiscated a $37 million luxury apartment complex in Lagos State from the former minister.

Alison-Madueke was appointed the country's first female oil minister by former president Goodluck Jonathan in 2010.

She is currently on police bail in London after being arrested in connection with a British probe into international corruption and money laundering.

1 comment:

  1. This punk ass should protest in demand for "RESTRUCTURING." Corruption is not the pressing issue now. It is restructuring the country to ensure freedom of enslaved South, equity, and justice . The punk ass does not know that he is a second class citizen is his fucked up nation. Free yourself, man.