A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday threatened to strike out a charge of money laundering brought before it by the Federal Government against former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison Maudeke.

The presiding judge of the court, Justice Ijeoma Ojkukwu handed down the threat when, at the mention of the case initiated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the lawyer for the anti-graft agency, Farouk Abdallah said the Federal Government was having challenges effecting the ex-ministers extraction.

According to Abdallah, it was necessary to keep the case alive for the extradition process, already commenced, to be brought to fruition.

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