Coke’s fight against warrant resumes today

THE MOTION filed by west Kingston strongman Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke challenging the extradition proceeding against him is to resume in the Supreme Court today.

The matter was first heard in chambers by Chief Justice Zaila McCalla on May 21.

Coke is seeking a stay of the warrant of arrest and is applying for leave to go to the Judicial Review Court to challenge the minister of justice’s decision to sign the authority to go ahead with the extradition proceedings.

Coke, 41, is wanted in the United States to face charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana and illegal trafficking of firearms.

When the applications came for hearing, the case was adjourned as the director of public prosecutions (DPP), who is a defendant, was not served with the court documents.

The justice minister is the other defendant.

McCalla ruled that Coke’s attorneys serve the DPP with the necessary documents and that she be given time to respond.

On May 18, a resident magistrate signed the warrant for Coke’s arrest to face extradition proceedings in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.

Coke is seeking a stay of the proceedings in the Resident Magistrate’s Court until his motion has been heard and determined.

The United States made the extradition request for Coke in August last

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