Senator Stella Oduah has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to follow due process in investigating and prosecuting corruption allegations against former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke. She stated this while speaking to reporters in Abuja on Tuesday. Oduah, who herself is a former Minister of Aviation, said that Alison-Madueke should be tried in the court and be convicted before the seizure of her property.
“We have laws in this country. We have processes and policies on how things ought to be done. If we are law-abiding, then we must do things according to the law. “Anything outside that is going to be illegal, in my own view,” she said. A Federal High Court in Lagos had on August 28, ordered the final forfeiture of N7.6billion being alleged loot recovered from Alison-Madueke.
September 22 has been fixed, to hear the application for the final forfeiture of four properties valued at N2.6billion, linked to Allison-Madueke and her associates.