‘Dudus’ takes Gov’t to court

West Kingston strongman Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke is challenging the warrant which was issued on Tuesday for his arrest to face extradition proceedings in court.

Coke’s motion was filed yesterday in the Supreme Court by attorney-at-law Don Foote. The Gleaner understands that a team of lawyers will be retained to represent Coke in the matter.

Court officials would not disclose the details in the court document as they said it was a confidential matter.

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne and the director of public prosecutions are defendants in the motion.

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

The request for Coke’s extradition has been pending since August last year. After months of controversy and debates, the minister signed the authority to proceed on Tuesday.  Representatives from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions applied to the Resident Magistrate’s Court for the warrant of arrest, which was signed and handed over to the police.

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