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Court to Hear Diezani’s Application For Trial In Nigeria On October 30

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The Federal High Court, Lagos, will on 30 October hear an application filed by Diezani Alison-Madueke asking it to order government to facilitate her return to Nigeria.

She is asking for a chance to face trial for corruption allegations listed against her in a suit filed against a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Dele Belgore and a former Minister of National Planning, Prof. Abubakar Suleiman.

Justice Rilwan Aikawa adjourned hearing on the matter after the EFCC counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, confirmed he had received the application.

The prosecution is expected to respond to the application before that date.

The prosecution said Alison-Madueke allegedly shared $115,010,000 (about N35billion) to different individuals in 36 states ahead of the 2015 general election.

Mrs Alison-Madueke was not listed as a defendant in the case.

She was said to be “at large.”

The former minister’s lawyer, Obinna Oniya, told Justice Aikawa on Tuesday about a pending application seeking to join her as a defendant.



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