Charly Boy to begin fresh protest demanding Diezani’s extradition over corruption charges
Nigerian musician Charles Oputa, popularly called Charly Boy, will on Monday lead a protest to the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja to demand the extradition of former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the UK to Nigeria.
The entertainer disclosed this in a statement signed by him and Deji Adeyanju on Thursday.
The announcement came less than a week after Charly Boy narrowly escaped death following mob attack when he led OurMumuDonDo protest in Abuja, demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari, who had spent over 100 days on medical trip in London must return and resume his duty as president or resign.
The statement read in part: “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 Alison-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 Alison-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 Alison-Madueke’s extradition to face punishment for her alleged crimes.
“In this light, we will be holding a two-day sit out in front of the EFCC headquarters to demand that the federal government applies for her extradition and prosecution in Nigeria”, the statement said.