The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, has maintained that the United Kingdom has every legal right to make a request for the extradition of former Bayelsa State governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha to London.

 

It would be recalled that British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Andrew Pocock, had argued that Alamieyeseigha, who was pardoned by former President Goodluck Jonathan, has an outstanding case of money laundering to answer in the United Kingdom (UK) and that the UK government will not give up until Alamieyeseigha is brought to justice.

 

Sagay posited that President Muhammadu Buhari-led government would do well by extraditing the former governor to the UK.

 

According to him, “Alamieyeseigha allegedly committed a separate crime by laundering money in Britain and that is not a crime in Nigeria but a crime against British Criminal Law and so, Goodluck Jonathan cannot pardon him for that.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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