LAGOS: THE extradition process initiated against murder-accused Abdul Adewale Kekere-Ekun has been adjourned to March 31.
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 fight outside a night club in Luton, England.
While the rest of the culprits have been prosecuted and jailed in the UK, Kekere-Ekun has been on the run. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested him in Lagos recently with the support of the National Crime Agency.
He was picked up for identity theft related offences only for checks by the agency to reveal that he is on the wanted list of the UK Police. It is said the UK Police had difficulties tracking him down because he frequently disguises himself with several aliases.
Counsel to the respondent told the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja that he was served with the process this morning in court. He pleaded with the court for a short adjournment to enable him respond.
Prosecutors told the court that there was no objection, but prayed the court to grant an order to transfer the respondent from the EFCC custody to prison custody. Justice A. R Mohammed ordered the respondent to be transferred to Kuje prisons and adjourned the case to March for hearing.
SOURCE; CAJ News Agency