Nigeria seeks extradition of al-Qaida suspect to US

By REUTERS
August 6, 2013 19:35




ABUJA - Nigeria has asked a court to grant an extradition request for one of its citizens to the United States over charges of aiding the Yemeni branch of al-Qaida, court documents seen by Reuters on Tuesday showed.

US and Nigerian authorities have accused Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi of travelling to Yemen with members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in 2010 and 2011 and receiving $8,600 in order to return to Nigeria and recruit English-speaking radicals.

"Olaniyi ... is being indicted for 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," the application from Nigeria's attorney general dated July 23 2013 says.


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