BREAKING: UK court adjourns Diezani’s case to 2025

The Westminster Magistrates Court in the United Kingdom (UK) has adjourned hearing on the suit involving former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to November 2025.

Alison-Madueke has been on trial over an alleged £100,000 bribe.

Politics Nigeria reports that President Bola Tinubu’s administration is also seeking Diezani’s repatriation to Nigeria over alleged corrupt dealings during her time as minister.

Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, has submitted a warrant of arrest and request to the Crown Prosecution Services of the United Kingdom for the immediate extradition of a former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke.

The request, made on the orders of President Bola Tinubu, followed a written official request by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to the office of the AGF earlier in October.

A top Federal Government source said that in making the extradition request, the office of the AGF cited Section 2 (2) of Nigeria’s Extradition Act, CAP E25, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, and the London Scheme of Extradition within the Commonwealth otherwise known as “The Scheme,” a multilateral treaty which governs extradition between the United Kingdom and Nigeria.