St Kitts PM endorses court control of ‘Dudus’ extradition

St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas has joined the debate in the ongoing controversy surrounding the extradition request for Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

Two days after Prime Minister Bruce Golding said the attorney general would sign an order for the matter to go to the court, Douglas said it is the right thing to do.

“Let the court decision be your guide. Let the judicial system take over the matter, and once the court says ‘Yes, he has a charge to answer’, then he should be allowed to answer that charge,” said Douglas, in commenting on the case yesterday.

There is now an arrest warrant issued by the court to begin extradition proceedings against Coke, who is a major supporter of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party.

United States (US) law-enforcement authorities had requested Coke’s extradition since August last year, saying that he had been under surveillance since 1994.

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