Abdul Adewale Kekere-Ekun, the Nigerian whose extradition was sanctioned by a Federal High Court, Abuja, on March 9, 2015, is on his way to the United Kingdom.
Kekere-Ekun left Abuja, Nigeria, in the early hours of Tuesday March 24, 2015 for London, where he is to be prosecuted for murder related offences.
Justice A. R Mohammed gave the nod for Kekere-Ekun’s extradition after his lawyers dropped their objection to the extradition request brought by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation.
Kekere-Ekun is wanted by the UK government for the murder of one Marcus Hall, an 18-year-old who was beaten and stabbed to death 14years ago following a brawl outside a night club in Luton, England. He had fled the UK in a bid to escape prosecution for the offence.
But the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arrested him in Nigeria a few weeks ago for identity theft related offence. Following his arrest, an extradition request was filed by the UK government.
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