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Tag: Extradited

Update: Former footballer, Jhon Viafara handed 11-year prison sentence for cocaine smuggling 
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Update: Former footballer, Jhon Viafara handed 11-year prison sentence for cocaine smuggling 

Former footballer, Jhon Viafara, who played in the Premier League for Southampton and Portsmouth, has been handed an 11-year jail sentence after being found guilty of trafficking cocaine into the United States from his native Colombia. The 42-year-old was sentenced by a federal court in Texas on Wednesday, April 1, according to US prosecutors. Viafara, from Robles, Colombia, last November pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import five kilograms or more of cocaine into the United States, and was extradited north of his homeland in January. He had been accused of importing two tonnes of cocaine into the States, which equates to a staggering £21million into the United States. Prosecutors said that the former Saints star conspired with members of the Gulf Cartel to send cocain...
Abdulrashid Maina Extradited To Nigeria After Arrest In Niger Republic
Politics

Abdulrashid Maina Extradited To Nigeria After Arrest In Niger Republic

Former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), AbdulRashid Maina, who was this week arrested in Niger Republic has been extradited to Nigeria. The Police had announced he will be extradited to face charges bordering on his time as PRTT Chief. Maina is a facing a 12-count money laundering charge brought against him and a firm by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), amounting to a tune of about N2 billion. ABDULRASHID MAINA EXTRADITED TO NIGERIA The Nigeria Police Force has extradited Abdulrashid Abdullahi Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), today, 3rd December, 2020, to Nigeria from Niamey, Niger Republic, ...
Police Says Maina Will Be Extradited To Nigeria Soon
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Police Says Maina Will Be Extradited To Nigeria Soon

Following the arrest of former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrashid Abdullahi Maina in Niamey, Niger Republic, the NPF is perfecting extradition processes of the fugitive to Nigeria to enable him face trial in pending criminal proceedings against him. Abdulrashid Maina, who was declared wanted by a court of competent jurisdiction, was arrested last night, 30th November, 2020 through the collaborative efforts of the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL NCB, Abuja and their Nigerien counterpart. He is currently in a detention facility in Niger Republic awaiting the completion of the extradition processes. The Force assures the citizens, that there shall be no hiding place for any suspect, no matter how highly placed  
Rare video Emerges of Mexican drug Lord El Chapo Receiving Haircut Inside high Security Prison Cell
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Rare video Emerges of Mexican drug Lord El Chapo Receiving Haircut Inside high Security Prison Cell

A rare video has emerged showing Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman inside a  Maximum security prison cell discussing with someone who appears to be a prison official as he's being processed into the prison before he has his beard shaved by a prison official. The  eleven-minute video released Tuesday night and obtained by news site Latinus,  appears to offer rare footage of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, who is now under lock and key for life at a top-security U.S. prison.It should be remembered that El Chapo, as he is fondly called, was arrested in 2016 after multiple failed attempts by Mexican authorities to arrest him. He escaped from prison in Mexico on two occasions, one by using an underground tunnel. Guzman was extradited in 2017 to the United States, wh...
Diezani Stole $2.5bn Supported by Generation of Looters and Must be Extradited – EFCC boss Magu Says
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Diezani Stole $2.5bn Supported by Generation of Looters and Must be Extradited – EFCC boss Magu Says

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has insisted that former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani K. Alison-Madueke must be extradited. Magu said Diezani stole a sum of $2.5 billion. He added that she has a generation of looters supporting her actions which is very bad for the country. Speaking at a press conference in Kaduna on Monday, February 17, TheCable cited Magu as saying: "I was in London this year, we did investigation together with the UK team, and anywhere I go I always call for extradition of corrupt Nigerians to return back the money. "This woman has stolen so much, not less than 2.5 billion dollars, but unfortunately she has generation of looters who are supporting her. This is not good. "We are in touch with...
Ex-Southampton Midfielder Jhon Viafara Extradited to US after Being Accused of Smuggling two Tonnes of Cocaine
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Ex-Southampton Midfielder Jhon Viafara Extradited to US after Being Accused of Smuggling two Tonnes of Cocaine

Former Southampton midfielder, Jhon Viafara, has been extradited to the US from his home country Colombia to face drug-smuggling charges. Prosecutors in Texas have accused Viafara of conspiring with members of the Gulf Cartel to organise cocaine shipments that left Colombia on speedboats. The 41-year-old, who was arrested last year on a US drug warrant is accused of importing two tonnes of cocaine worth £21million into the United States. Photos released by Colombian police show officers escorting him to a small jet at Bogota's international airport headed for Texas. Before boarding the plane to the States, the former football star told reporters of his time behind bars in his country. He said: 'I used to share a changing room with Messi, but now I'm having to share a...
Julian Assange’s father fears the US government will ‘murder’ his son if he is extradited to America
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Julian Assange’s father fears the US government will ‘murder’ his son if he is extradited to America

Julian Assange's biological father has claimed the Australian activist will be murdered if he is extradited to the United States. Assange father John Shipton claimed his son is in danger after the UK government cleared the way for his extradition to the US where he faces computer hacking charges. Assange, who spent almost seven years in the Ecuadorean embassy, was due to be released from prison last Friday, but was remanded in continuing custody until his extradition hearing in February. Assange, 48, was jailed in June to serve a 50-week jail term, almost seven years after he sought asylum in the Ecuadorean embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden where he wanted in connection with sexual offence allegations. The Australian was due to be released from prison on September 22, but he...
Nnamdi Kanu Can Be Extradited To Nigeria – Junaid Mohammed
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Nnamdi Kanu Can Be Extradited To Nigeria – Junaid Mohammed

Elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, has said Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) can be extradited to Nigeria to answer for some of his crimes against the country. Speaking in a chat with INDEPENDENT, Junaid, however, said the extradition should be done in accordance with the laws of the country where Kanu is currently hiding. He also warned against an attempt to abduct him like Umaru Dikko, a former Minister of Transportation. “He can be extradited to Nigeria to be dealt with if it can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” he said.
Nigerian Drug Lord, Edwin Elochukwu Anyaoku Extradited To Face Drug Trafficking Charges
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Nigerian Drug Lord, Edwin Elochukwu Anyaoku Extradited To Face Drug Trafficking Charges

A Nigerian suspected of being the mastermind of an international drug-smuggling operation, Edwin Elochukwu Anyaoku, has been extradited by South Africa authorities to the United States to face charges of drug-trafficking. South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), known as the Hawks, announced this today in a statement, Unclad News reports in South Africa. According to the report, Anyaoku, 54, was arrested in a joint police investigation by the Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (Saneb) and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Fourways in July last year. His arrest resulted in the seizure of 29kg of heroin worth more than R6m (about $416,000). The DPCI statement obtained by Sahara Reporters read, Quote “A suspected mastermind...
Supreme Court Fixes Date to resume Extradition Suit against Kashamu
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Supreme Court Fixes Date to resume Extradition Suit against Kashamu

The Supreme Court, Friday fixed June 10, to resume hearing in an appeal filed by Senator Buruji Kashamu to stop the federal government from extraditing him over alleged drug trafficking. It would be recalled that the lawmaker was billed to be extradited to the United States of America (USA) following two appeal judgements in favour of the Federal government. Respondents in the suit by Kashamu are the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The fresh hearing date has been communicated through issuance of hearing notices to the three parties involved in the legal tussle. The Apex Court is to determine the validity of the two judgments delivered in favour of the Attorney General of the...
Pedophile Gets Life Sentence for Assaulting 276 Children in a Year
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Pedophile Gets Life Sentence for Assaulting 276 Children in a Year

A notorious pedophile has been jailed for life after he was found guilty of assaulting 276 children in a year, in Columbia. The 37-year-old convict identified as, Juan Carlos Sanchez Latorre, was dubbed the ‘Big Bad Wolf, which was the alias he used to share images and videos of abuse he sold online. According to Mail Online, he had been on the run for five years until he was arrested in Venezuela with a fake identity card a year ago. He was then extradited back to Colombia to face trial where he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing 276 boys and girls, all 14 years old or under. Colombian prosecutors said the period of abuse took place over 12 months between 2007 and 2008. Prosecutors also said he approached his victims online and met them at shopping centres, offering them m...
Oil Magnate, Walter Wagbatsoma Extradited to U.K Over £12m NHS Fraud, as EFCC Charge Him with N1.9bn Oil Subsidy Scam
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Oil Magnate, Walter Wagbatsoma Extradited to U.K Over £12m NHS Fraud, as EFCC Charge Him with N1.9bn Oil Subsidy Scam

Managing Director of Ontario Oil and Gas Limited, Walter Wagbatsoma, has been extradited to the United Kingdom where he is facing money laundering charges. According to a UK-based newspaper, Lincolnshire Echo, Wagbatsoma who was extradited from Germany, was accused of money laundering in a multi-million pound fraud. He appeared before Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Friday. The oil magnate was detained last month in Germany after Lincolnshire Police issued a European Arrest Warrant. The 46-year-old was extradited to the UK on Thursday, when he was charged with conspiracy to money laundering. Back home in Nigeria, Wagbatsoma along with others is facing a nine-count charge bordering on fraud involving N1.9bn oil subsidy scam. The Economic Crime Unit of Lincolnshire Police said...

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