The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has said those seeking the extradition of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, “are very ignorant”.
Onochie’s reaction is coming after the Concerned Nigerians group led by musician, Charles Oputa, popularly called Charly Boy, on Monday took its protest to the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), demanding the extradition of the former Minister Of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The Presidential aide on Tuesday, in series of tweets, said those seeking the extradition of Diezani from the United Kingdom to face corruption charges “did not do their homework at all and that is mumu-ness in itself.”
In her Tweets, she explained that foreigners are not charged in the United Kingdom for crimes committed in their home country or other countries.
“The United Kingdom does not charge foreigners for crimes committed in other countries. They charge them for crimes committed against UK,” she said.
Also, Onochie claimed she was present in court during the sentencing of former Delta State governor, Mr James Ibori, in the United Kingdom.
According to her, the judge made it clear during the ruling that the sentence was for crimes the former governor committed in the UK only.
“In Ibori’s case in the UK. I was in the court for the judgement and the judge made it clear that his sentence was for crimes in the UK.
“UK will have its pound of Diezani’s flesh in form of jail sentence. Thereafter, they may hand her over to the US, Italy and then Nigeria,” some of her tweets read.
Alison-Madueke, who is being investigated over corruption allegations is currently in the United Kingdom.
The Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos, also on Monday, ordered the final forfeiture of a sum of N7,646,700,000 allegedly belonging to the former minister.