Lagos – The extradition process initiated against Ehidiamhen Okoyomon, former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Security, Minting and Printing Company (NSMPC) by the office of Attorney General is set to continue before the Federal High Court later today.
Okoyomon is allegedly wanted in the United Kingdom over his alleged role in the bribery scandal involving officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the NSMPC and Securency International Pty of Australia.
The matter, which first came up on Monday last week, had to be adjourned to last Thursday for hearing on the preliminary objection challenging the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the matter raised by Okoyomon through his counsel, Alex Iziyon.
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According to Iziyon, there exists no extradition treaty between Nigeria and United Kingdom .
However, his representative represented told the court he had not been served with the processes and asked for a short adjournment to enable him respond.
Upon the adjournment granted by the court and its order for the accused person to be kept in EFCC custody, Iziyon, through a formal application sought the bail of his client which the prosecution also pleaded for time to respond to.
The matter has been fixed for today for argument on the preliminary objection and hearing on the bail application.
- CAJ News