Three countries has respectively written the Federal Government of Nigeria, demanding for the Extradict on of eleven Nigerians.
These Nigerians have been accused and wanted in the listed countries for money laundering, obtaining under false pretences, fraud as well as drug-related offences.
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 Punch, 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.
The report has it that the department also received 62 requests for assistance in investigation over Mutual Legal Assistance Nigeria signed with the named countries.
The ministry also stated that it has sent letters to the INTERPOLS to locate the suspects while it rejected that of India which involved a case of alleged money laundering concerning four Indians.
The honourable Attorney General of the Federation denied the offences allegedly committed by the Nigerian suspects because it appeared to be political in nature.
The letter noted that 42 Memoranda of Understanding and agreements between 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 also noted that 500 of the 1,120 cases had been filed at the Federal High Court “while others have been recommended for de-radicalisation.”
The ministry is projecting that by December, about 250 cases would have been concluded while all the cases would have been concluded by 2023.