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Distance separates us from Allison-Madueke – EFCC

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ACTING Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has said that the only hurdle before the Commission in carrying out the court-ordered arrest of former Minister of Petroleum, Dieziani Allison-Madueke, is territorial barriers.

According to Magu, the fact that she is “in another man’s country” makes it difficult for the anti-graft agency to obey the court order within 48 hours.

He stated this yesterday during an interactive session with newsmen at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, expressing confidence that his agency will ultimately comply with the court order.

“We will comply with the court order. In fact, it is in our character to do so. If we won’t comply with the court order, that means we have reasons to appeal against the court decision.

We need less than 72hours to produce Diezani. But she is being prosecuted by other law enforcement agencies outside this country. This is our predicament,” Magu said.

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