Leader of civil society groups, Charles Oputa also known as Charly Boy has announced plans to begin a fresh protest against the former Minister for Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke over charges of corruption levelled against her by the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The entertainer in a statement jointly signed by himself, Deji Adeyanju, Co-Convener of Concerned Nigerians and Adebayo Raphael, Publicity Secretary said the protest will begin on Monday in Abuja.
Recall that the groups recently staged a protest against President Muhammadu Buhari’s prolonged stay in the United Kingdom on medical vacation.
The group, in the statement, is demanding for the Nigerian government to seek extradition of Mrs. Alison-Madueke, to Nigeria for prosecution over all allegations made against her.
The statement read in full, “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 Allison-Madueke, we call on the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to apply for her extradition from the United Kingdom to face prosecution in Nigeria.
“Furthermore, a Federal High Court has ordered Mrs. Allison-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. Allison-Madueke’s extradition to face punishment for her alleged crimes.
“In this light, we will be holding a 2-day sit out in front of the EFCC Headquarters to demand that the Federal Government applies for her extradition and prosecution in Nigeria.
“Details of the sit out are as follows: Date: Monday 28 & Tuesday 29 August, 2019. Time: 9am-10am daily. Venue: Front of EFCC Office, Wuse 2, Abuja.
“We invite all well meaning Nigerians to join us and participate in this event. God bless Nigeria.”