The international police has issued an arrest warrant for Diezani Allison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, PUNCH understands.
Quoting sources, the newspaper said the warrant followed a request by the federal government to the agency.
“We have filed the necessary processes and the Interpol has red-flagged Allison-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,” the source was quoted to have said.
Another source reportedly said the necessary charges had 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 were obliged to arrest the former minister anywhere she is seen on their territories,” PUNCH said in its report.
“Attached to the extradition request was the November 4, 2018 order for her arrest by Justice Valentine Ashi of the FCT High Court.”