Abubakar Malami, who is the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), has been directed by a Federal High Court ruling in Abuja to release a suspected hire killer, Asuquo Mbuotidem Edem to the Ghanaian Government for trial.

The culprit has been indicted and reportedly involved in robbery and other related offences in Ghana.

The Justice Faloshade-Giwa who presided, gave the ordered 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- number of offences 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 ran to Nigeria, making Attorney General of Ghana to quickly request to his Nigerian pendant for his (Edem’s) formal process.

Justice Giwa-Ogunbanjo organized that the applicant (the Ghanaian AGF) satisfied the necessary legal conditions for the grant of the formal process request.

The judge stated that she was has done enough that the offences for which Edem was wanted in Ghana were “extraditable offences” under the provision of Order VIII (1)(a) of the Extradition Rules 2015.

She further said that the alleged offences are against to and sanctionable under Nigerian law, being similar to the provisions of sections 401, 402, 403(a) and (b), 357, 358 and 516 of the Criminal Code and Section 3 of the Firearms Act Cap F28 LFN 2004.

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