Obanikoro’s Saga: US Government Issues Statement
The US government has revealed that it is ready to extradite Obanikoro to Nigeria according to treaty signed between the United States and Nigeria.
This was disclosed by Peter Carr, an official at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).
Mr. Carr noted that the embattled former Nigerian minister Musiliu Obanikoro could be successfully extradited by the Nigerian government, according to Sahara Reporters.
In an email he clarified that “within [existing] statutory and treaty framework, US practice is, generally, to extradite its citizens, assuming that the requirements of the treaty are met.
“The fact of dual nationality with Nigeria would be irrelevant in this context.”
Obanikoro, who served under the government of former president Goodluck Jonathan, has recently dared Muhammadu Buhari to extradite him to Nigeria to stand trial for fraud charges filed against him.