Alison-Madueke to be arraigned October 3 – Court

Diezani Alison-Madueke

FCT High Court, Apo on Wednesday fixed October 3 for the arraignment of former Minister of Petroleum, Deziani Alison-Madueke, on five counts of conspiracy and illegal act of accepting and giving gratifications.

The court had on February 25 granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) leave to arraign Alison-Madueke, and former Chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Company, Olajide Omokore.

The date was fixed following the absence of the trial judge, Justice Valentine Ashi, who was on another official engagement.

EFCC says Alison-Madueke accepted gifts of properties described as penthouse 22, Block B, Admiralty Estate, Ikoyi, and penthouse 21, building 5, block C, Banana Island, Lagos.

The commission said the alleged offence contravened the provisions of Sections 26(1) and 17 of the EFCC Act, 2000.

EFCC confirmed on November 11, 2018, that the process to repatriate Alison-Madueke from the United Kingdom had begun.