Maputo, 12 Jul (AIM) – The Mozambican Attorney-General’s Office (PGR) has extradited a Nigerian man, named Babatunde Tajudeen Biome (Abioye), following an international arrest warrant issued in December 2016 by the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL).
According to a note published on Tuesday by the PGR, the warrant was revalidated in 2019 at the request of the Dutch judicial authorities.
“Abioye is accused of a criminal case of trafficking in illicit drugs and psychotropic substances, which is taking place at the District Court of Zwolle-Lelystad, in the Netherlands”, says the document, adding that “Abioye was arrested in November 2022 in Maputo, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands requested that Mozambique extradite the citizen.”
Last June, the Supreme Court of Mozambique decided to extradite Abioye to Holland, and the legal procedures for this are under way.
At the same time, Mozambique’s Central Office for the Fight Against Organized and Transnational Crime (GCCCOT) is running a case in which Abioye is accused of committing the crimes of forgery, the use of false documents, criminal conspiracy and corruption.
Abioye’s extradition is the result of legal and judicial cooperation between States, and their commitment to the implementation of international conventions, in the context of preventing and combating organized and transnational crime.