…says ‘we’ll soon bring her to justice’
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says authorities of the Dominican Republic have withdrawn the diplomatic status recently granted the former minister of petroleum resource, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke.
EFCC Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, disclosed this on Friday while speaking on Journalists’ Hangout, a programme on Television Continental, Lagos.
Magu stated that with the hurdle removed by Dominican Republic authorities, it was just a matter of a little time before the anti-graft agency would bring the former petroleum minister to justice.
“The Dominican Republic has just informed us that they have withdrawn the diplomatic status accorded her. She will be brought to justice,” the anti-graft agency’s boss said.
The EFCC boss also expressed regrets at the activities of internet fraudsters notoriously referred to as ‘Yahoo Boys,’ saying that their mothers’ involvement in the crime abroad had further dented the image of Nigeria.
“We have what we call Yahoo Yahoo Mothers Association collaborating with the boys by stealing credit cards abroad and sending to them here in Nigeria to hack into the accounts and steal a lot of money routed back to their mothers. We recently have a case of a mother and son convicted. We’re doing everything possible to arrest the situation,” he said.