The International Police, has issued an arrest warrant for the former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, following a request by the Federal Government to the Agency.
An impeccable source stated that the necessary charges have been filed and attached to the extradition request by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.
By this request, all INTERPOL member countries are obliged to arrest the former Minister anywhere she is seen on their territories.
Madueke had been holed up in London, United Kingdom, for over three years.
Attached to the extradition request, was the November 4, 2018, order for her arrest, by Justice Valentine Ashi of the FCT High Court.
The court had directed the Inspector-General of Police; the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Director-General of the State Security Service, SSS, and all Heads of other Agencies, to apprehend the ex-Petroleum Minister.
The Judge further directed that the order which was signed by the court Registrar, E. Balami, should be attached to a warrant for execution on Madueke.
The source said: “We have filed the necessary processes and the INTERPOL has red-flagged Alison-Madueke. This means that the extradition process has been kick-started, and the former Minister may be arrested by the United Kingdom Police, or any Police Agency all over the world, and repatriated to Nigeria.”