US, India, Ghana demand extradition of 11 Nigerians for money laundering

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The United States of America, India and Ghana, have requested the extradition of Eleven Nigerians to stand trial for crimes including money laundering, obtaining under false pretences, fraud as well as drug-related offences.

The countries made the demand in different reports written to the Nigerian government.

The report, titled ‘Ministerial Performance Report May 2019 – May 2020’ was prepared by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), and presented to the Federal Executive Council.

According to the report, the ministry’s Department of International Cooperation received eight extradition requests from US; three from Ghana and one from India between May 2019 and May 2020.

Malami also told the executive Council that the department also received 62 requests for assistance in investigation under the Mutual Legal Assistance Nigeria signed with the named countries.

He also revealed that the ministry had sent letters to INTERPOL to locate the persons named in some of the extradition requests, adding, however, that it rejected the only extradition request from India which involved a case of alleged money laundering concerning four Indians.

“The request was denied by the HAGF (Honourable Attorney General of the Federation) because the offences allegedly committed by the suspects appeared to be political in nature.

“Letter denying the request was sent to India,” the report read.

The report also said that 42 Memoranda of Understand Nigeria and other countries were vetted during the period, while the ministry’s Department of Public Prosecutions received 1,120 terrorism-related cases in one year.

It further noted that 500 of the 1,120 cases had been filed at the Federal High Court “while others have been recommended for de-radicalisation.”




One thought on “US, India, Ghana demand extradition of 11 Nigerians for money laundering

  1. AvatarDr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    The FGN. led by president Muhammadu Buhari, must immediately order the extradition of any Nigerian/s who are wanted by the USA,India and Ghana, those Nigerians, who left Nigeria, abroad even Ghana, to exhibit their criminal behaviours must be made to be extradited to face justice and penalty, for their criminal actions.No hiding anywhere in Nigeria, for criminals.Nigeria, can not protect or cover up any Nigerian,s crimes after indicted.

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