It is safe to say that the former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, had a well planned plot long before now to help her escape prosecution.
Now what, Diezani cannot be arrested?
Fresh evidence has now emerged showing how she might successfully play the immunity card in escaping prosecution.
It happened that Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke while in office had secured the citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominican Republic and a political appointment too, to help her escape the pangs of justice for the several allegations of corruption, including the fraudulent ownership of 76 properties in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, and her 14-count charge bordering on stealing and concealment of $153 million.
Her carefully planned citizenship conferment and subsequent appointment as a Trade and Investment Commissioner in the Commonwealth of Dominican Republic was executed few days before she left office on June 1, 2015. Her Dominican Republic Diplomatic Passport with passport number- DP0000445 was issued on May 21, 2015 , with an expiry date of May 20, 2020.
The twist now is that, even with the expiration of the diplomatic visa since May 20 this year, Diezani is still immuned from arrest and prosecution by any law enforcement agency, including the Interpol. This is stated on her diplomatic passport.
The Immunity order states that: ”The President of the Commonwealth of Dominica requests and requires in the name of the Government of Dominica all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance and afford the bearer such assistance and protection as may be necessary”.
Now that is the lastest update on the arrest and prosecution of former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani-Allison Madueke. The EFCC however has promised not to relent in ensuring that Diezani is brought to justice.