Nigerian linked with Al-Qaeda to be extradited to the US - disnaija.com

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A Nigerian, Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi, who was accused of belonging to a foreign terrorist organization, al-Qaeda and has been declared wanted by the United States Government is to face extradition by the Nigerian government.

The 32 years old Babafemi described as “Abdullah” and “Ayatollah Mustapher” was charged with “conspiracy to provide support to a foreign terrorist organization, provision and attempted provision of material support to a foreign terrorist organization, unlawful use of firearms and conspiracy to unlawfully use firearms.”
The Federal Government has exhibited a four-count charge marked:13CR-109-JG, filed against him before the United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York and a bench warrant issued for his arrest by a US magistrate.
According to a source by the FG, Babafemi who until now was resident in the US fled to Nigeria upon realizing that he was to be arrested by men of the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
If convicted, Babafemi will face a minimum of 10 years and maximum of life imprisonment. He had since been arrested and is being held by the Department of State Services (DSS).

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Source: Citizens Platform

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