Court Orders Malami To Extradite Nigerian to Ghana to Face Prosecution

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A federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami to ensure the extradition of a suspected Nigerian criminal to Ghana for prosecution.

The court ordered that Asuquo Mbuotidem Edem suspected of being involved in several high profile armed robberies and other criminal activities in Ghana he handed over to the Ghanaian Government.

Edem is expected to face a 23 count charge of conspiracy, rape, armed robbery, money laundering, and illegal possession of firearms in Ghana.

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He fled to Nigeria to avoid criminal prosecution prompting the Attorney General of Ghana to apply for the extradition of the Nigerian.

According to Justice Giwa-Ogunbanjo the Ghanaians met with the necessary legal requirements for an extradition request to be granted.

She said Eden’s alleged offences in Ghana were enough grounds for an extradition under the provision of Order VIII (1)(a) of the Extradition Rules 2015.

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