She lobbied for a diplomatic passport. Now, she cannot be arrested.
New details of how Nigeria’s former oil resources minister Diezani Alison-Madueke planned her escape from Nigeria in the shadow of the Goodluck Jonathan regime in 2015. New details have surfaced.
In a document shared with Pulse by the Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Diezani, still being tried for corruption in Nigeria, lobbied to become the Dominican Republic’s trade and investment commissioner and carried a diplomatic passport. The island government started. “With the diplomatic passport, she is immune to arrest by any law enforcement agency, including the Interpol,”
An EFCC operator, who asked not to be named, told Pulse.
“Before leaving office on May 28, 2015, she had perfected a script with the office of the Prime Minister, Commonwealth of Dominica. ”
She lobbied to be appointed as Trade and Investment Commissioner with effect from June 1, 2015.
“The lobby actually worked. In a letter dated May 29, 2015 and signed by Prime Minister Roosevelt Kerry, Diezani was offered not only the citizenship of Dominica, a Caribbean Island, but also an appointment as Trade and Investment Commissioner.
“A diplomatic passport issued on May 21, 2015, with an expiry date of May 20, 2020, came with the offer of appointment,” the documents from the EFCC.
It added: “The passport contains 32 pages, one of which contains a restriction statement prohibiting arrest.”
The restraining order is as follows: “The President of the Federal Republic of Dominica, in the name of the Dominican government, requires and requires all those who may involve the free passage of the bearer without obstruction, and provides such assistance and support to the bearer. Protection may be required.”
The diplomatic passport number of Diezani is DP0000445.
In the intelligence community, it is believed that Diezani now works for the Dominican Federation.
“She is strengthened by a diplomatic shield which no law enforcement agency around the world can ignore. Besides, her British citizenship is another protective hedge she has been using against repatriation to Nigeria, to answer overwhelming charges of corruption against her,” the document reads
After Jonathan lost to Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 election, Diezani fled Nigeria to the United Kingdom.
Unconfirmed reports say that she has been treating cancer in the UK, although EFCC sources believe that as she continues to evade reports of arrest and prosecution for alleged corruption, cancer stories have been implanted in the media to fight for more time.
The EFCC has encountered obstacles in several attempts to trigger an extradition treaty with Britain and return Diezani to his hometown for trial.
Among other corrupt practices, the former minister was accused of fraudulently owning 76 luxury properties worth 23 billion rand in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.
The EFCC has made 14 allegations related to theft and concealment to her, totaling $153 million.
Diezani Madueke-Alison, Nigeria’s ex Petroleum Minister’s $40 million jewelry was recovered by the Government in July 2017
$37.5 million home, $2.7 mil, $218K were recovered from her in August 2017
$153.3 million in Jan 2017
She is now a Dominica citizen according to Vanguard.
It was gathered that prior to this appointment, Dominican Republic had earlier granted Mrs Diezani Madueke Citizenship of the Dominica, a Caribbean country.
Diezani Madueke is on watch list of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC), Nigeria’s anti-graft agency for alleged money laundering.
With this new development extradition of former Minister becomes practically impossible and the remaining are history.
Diezani was issued a diplomatic passport, DP0000445 by the Dominican Government on May 21.2015 shortly before the handover to President Muhammadu Buhari by ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.
Her citizenship was confirmed by a May 29, 2015 approval letter by the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Roosevelt Kerry.
She was also appointed as a Trade and Investment Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Dominica.
The Prime Minister’s letter to Diezani reads in part ”I am pleased to confirm your appointment as Trade and Investment Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Dominica. ”Please note that this posting does not attract a remunerative package. In that respect, I am particularly encouraged by your willingness to serve. “The appointment of a Trade and Investment Commissioner is consistent with my Government’s declared intention to have a permanent and active presence in the global business and financial sector operations. We believe that Dominica can benefit immeasurably from your illustrious record and profession success, and knowledge of investments and business operations. “As Trade and Investment Commissioner, your scope of operation would revolve around the direct promotion and marketing of Dominica as a trade and investment domicile, as well as an emerging and unique tourist destination in the Caribbean. ”I encourage you playing an active role in the coordination of road shows and trade and investment expositions, as well as