The Nigeria Police Force says it has concluded all necessary procedure to hand over a 23-year old Nigerian suspected of murder to the UK authorities.
A statement issued on Wednesday by Emmanuel Ojukwu, Force Public Relations Officer, in Abuja said the Nigerian (name withheld) allegedly killed one Carl Beatson Asiedu on Aug.1, 2009, in London.
He said that the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, had assured the International law enforcement communities that the Nigeria Police would always ensure that all fugitives that showed up in Nigeria are apprehended.
Mr. Ojukwu said Mr. Abba further promised that such fugitives would be turned over accordingly upon request
The statement quoted the police boss as commending Police Intelligence Operatives for the arrest of the suspect in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Ojukwu, who said the suspect, aged 23, fled to Nigeria on Sept. 23, 2014, and stayed in Asaba, Delta State, added that he was arrested in the area after a diligent search.
“The IGP particularly praised the high level of professionalism displayed by the police operatives as well as the effective deployment of the forces’ high tech-equipment in tracking the suspect.
“He added that despite the fugitive’s frequent change of identity and locations, the operatives were still able to keep a tab on him without raising any suspicion,” the statement read in part.