5th November, 2014
The Nigeria Police on Wednesday announced that its intelligence operatives have arrested a wanted murder suspect in the United Kingdom, Jeffery Azuka Okafor, a 23 years old Nigerian who fled to Nigeria after the alleged murder of one Carl Beatson Asiedu on 1st August 2009 in London.
In a statement, Emmanuel Ojukwu, spokesperson for the Nigeria Police said the suspect was arrested on 23rd September, 2014 in Asaba, Delta State. The Police said the accused had tried to evade arrest by frequently changing of his identity and locations, but operatives were still able to keep a tab on him without raising any suspicion.
Ojukwu said in the statement that the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba particularly praised the high level of Professionalism displayed by the Police operatives as well as the effective deployment of the Forces’ high tech-equipment in tracking the suspect. The Police Spokesperson also revealed that all the necessary required procedures to enable the handover of the fugitive to the UK Authorities have already been concluded.
“The IGP further assures the International law enforcement communities that the Nigeria Police Force will always ensure that all fugitives that show up in Nigeria would be apprehended upon request and turned over accordingly,” he added.