British Murder Suspect To Be Voluntarily Extradited


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The British man arrested in Ghana for allegedly killing his girlfriend, an ex-soap opera star and her two children, Simpson Arthur Kent has submitted himself voluntarily to be sent to the United Kingdom for trial to begin against him.

This means there would be no need for the court to continue with the processes that would have ordered him to be sent to the UK.

His lawyer, Justice Sai, after a thirty minutes break to consult with Simpson Kent, court during hearing on Tuesday, told the court his client wanted the court to waive the extradition processes so he can return to the UK voluntarily.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Merley Wood who seemed surprised with the turn of events, asked Mr. Kent whether indeed that was his request. He responded “Yes my Lord that is correct.

The Judge further asked, “You were not coerced?” He replied, “No”. The Judge for the purposes of emphasis said “so I take it that this decision was voluntarily taken? Arthur Kent answered “Yes my Lord.”

The Judge thus ruled asking the Attorney-General to expedite the process of deportation while he is kept in BNI custody.

Mr. Simspon Kent, who has been charged with murder, was brought before a Magistrate Court a fortnight ago for extradition processes begin, but the case was transferred to High Court on the second hearing of the case where these revelations were made.

Source: Citifmonline



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