Court orders AGF Malami to release suspected notorious criminal, Edem to Ghana

2 months ago

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami has been ordered by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to surrender a suspected notorious criminal, Asuquo Mbuotidem Edem to the Ghanaian Government for prosecution.

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Edem has been accused of alleged involvement in robbery and other related offences in Ghana.

The presiding judge, Justice Faloshade-Giwa, gave the ruling in an extradition suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1456/2019 filed on behalf of the Ghana Attorney General by Akutah Pius Ukeyima of the Federal Ministry of Justice. A 23-count charge bothering on conspiracy, rape, robbery, money laundering, being in possession of firearms without licence, among others against Edem is said to be pending before a court in Ghana.

He was alleged to have fled to Nigeria, prompting the Attorney General of Ghana to apply to his Nigerian counterpart for his (Edem’s) extradition.

And Justice Giwa-Ogunbanjo held that the applicant (the Ghanaian AGF) satisfied the necessary legal requirements for the grant of the extradition request.

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