Almost close to the end of former Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan’s
Administration, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke former minister of petroleum Resources, was appointed investment by prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit of the
Common wealth of Dominica and was handed a diplomatic passport.
This perhaps is the major reason why Diezani has been able to evade prosecution despite are staying in London over the past four years
According to Qatar-based network, Al Jazeera, the former minister may have purchased a $2.2m choice property near the United Nations in upscale Manhattan, New York, for the Dominican Prime Minister in order to obtain the passport.
In a documentary titled, ‘Diplomats for sale’, Al Jazeera reveals how politically exposed persons, including leaders of international drug cartels, purchase diplomatic passports from Caribbean countries for a fee which ranges between $250,000 and $2m depending on the personality involved.
The bribe is usually paid to the leader of that country who then appoints the buyer as an ambassador or a diplomat. The buyer is subsequently issued with a diplomatic passport which gives him or her immunity from prosecution based on the Vienna Convention of 1961.
According to the news agency, shortly before Diezani left office, there were already reports that she had allegedly stolen billions of dollars.
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Worried that the incoming President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration might probe her, the former minister allegedly fled to London and obtained a diplomatic passport from the Prime Minister of Dominican Republic himself.