David McDermott Lawyers question extradition

Lawyers representing the British in law of the bank of Ghana Governor David McDermott have questioned the basis for his extradition by the state.

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David McDermott play Lawyers representing the British in law of the bank of Ghana Governor David McDermott have questioned the basis for his extradition by the state.
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Lawyers representing the British in law of the bank of Ghana Governor David McDermott have questioned the basis for his extradition by the state.

The reason for their red flags was because in the case brought before the court, the state cited a treaty signed between the United Kingdom and the United States of America as the grounds for their request.

Reacting to the said agreement, one the lawyers, Kodjoga Adawudu, during cross examination of the investigator in the case, said there was no treaty between Ghana and the UK binding both countries to send arrested fugitives back to their home countries for trial.

He also said the treaty which the state was relying on for the extradition process could not hold because the country was no longer a colony of Britain.

McDermott was arrested on March 11 this year, based on an extradition request issued by the British High Commission to the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Ghana for his role in a conspiracy to import £71 million worth of cocaine into the United Kingdom in 2013.

Criminal charges brought against the fugitive in another suit at an Accra Circuit court were today withdrawn by the state without any reasons for it.

The case has been adjourned to the 5th of April 2016.

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