Whereas Minister of Petroleum Assets, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, had plotted and secured a citizenship of a international nation and a political appointment to safe immunity from being prosecuted by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) of Nigeria.
The previous minister, who served beneath President Goodluck Jonathan, had stated he had rigorously deliberate and obtained Commonwealth citizenship within the Dominican Republic, which later appointed him commissioner for commerce and funding in that nation.
To point out that the appointment and the provide of citizenship didn’t come by likelihood, Diezani’s provide and acceptance had been accomplished just a few days earlier than she left her publish on June 1, 2015, simply two days earlier than the expiration of his time period on Could 29, 2015.
Diezani is awaiting trial for a number of corruption allegations, together with the fraudulent possession of 76 properties in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, valued at about N23 billion. Then again, she has an indictment of 14 $ 153 million robberies and prices already filed in opposition to her by the EFCC.
AllNews recollects that EFCC President Ibrahim Magu was lately within the information, asking Nigerians within the Diaspora to place strain on the UK to launch Madueke to face trial for corruption allegations in Nigeria. Magu had made the request throughout a digital neighborhood assembly with Nigerians in Diaspora.
The most recent report is predicated on paperwork obtained by Saturday Vanguard, which confirmed how Diezani finalized agreements with the Workplace of the Prime Minister, Commonwealth of Dominica and lobbied to be appointed commissioner for commerce and funding from 1 June 2015.
The foyer really labored with the newspaper which stated that in a letter dated Could 29, 2015 and signed by Prime Minister Roosevelt Kerry, Diezani was provided not solely the citizenship of Dominica, a Caribbean island, but in addition an appointment as Commissioner for Commerce and Funding.
It’s stated that the provide additionally entails the issuance of a Diplomatic Passport on Could 21, 2015, with an expiration date of Could 20, 2020, to the highly effective and influential former minister, now refreshed in the UK.
Though her diplomatic visa expired on Could 20 this 12 months, she is alleged to be immune from arrest and persecution by any police company, together with Interpol. This is because of the truth that the 32-page diplomatic passport comprises a restraining order in opposition to any arrest or prosecution.
In line with the immunity order, “The President of the Commonwealth of Dominica requests and requests on behalf of the Authorities of Dominica all those that could also be involved to permit the wearer to go freely with out leaving any obstacles and provides the wearer a such help and safety. as could also be vital. “
Within the letter of appointment issued by Prime Minister Kerry, Diezani was assigned the duty of “directing the promotion and advertising and marketing of Dominica as a business and funding dwelling, in addition to an rising and distinctive vacationer vacation spot in the USA. Caribbean “.
Kerry’s letter reads partially: “I plan so that you can play an lively position in coordinating street exhibits and commerce and funding exhibitions, in addition to offering facilitator providers to companies fascinated about investing or doing enterprise with the “The Dominican Republic is ideally positioned and outfitted to function the right middle for such business actions on this area.”