Posted on Sat 27 Jun 2015, 11:42 AM

Former managing director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company, Emmanuel Okoyomon, has succeeded in stopping his extradition to the United Kingdom but for how long will that be?

Mr. Okoyomon is wanted in the UK for his alleged role in a bribery allegation involving Official of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company and an Australian company, Securency International Pty, between 2006 and 2008.

The court of appeal in Abuja on Friday, while ruling on a prayer made by Mr. Okoyomon’s counsel, Alex Iziyon, asked the Federal government represented by the Attorney General of the Federation to stay execution on the extradition order but refused to grant the accused bail. 

On the 4th of May, Justice E. S. Chukwu of the Federal High Court has ordered the extradition of the money laundry suspect within 30 days of the order. The court ruled that he will remain in prison custody until he the date of his extradition.

The extradition order has not been carried out due to the appeal but Mr. Okoyomon has remained in prison for more than one year.


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