There are strong indications that Switzerland might extradite Kola Aluko, Nigerian oil baron to the United Kingdom.
This was speculated after the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, in an email to one of its correspondents, confirmed that the UK had sought for mutual legal assistance from its country and this “mutual legal assistance” could lead to eventual extradition of Aluko to the UK in connection with the investigation of former petroleum minister of Nigeria.
In an e-mail sent to it, the office of the AGF of Switzerland was asked if it had received extradition request from the UK on the businessman. It was also asked to specify the time the extradition process would begin and when he would be extradited.
In his response, Nathalie Guth of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, said:
I refer to your request of today and we can confirm that the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has received a request for mutual legal assistance from England in this context
We would recall that Kola Aluko was once an associate of former petroleum minister, Allison Madueke who was arrested last week in the UK.
When the spokesperson for the UK High Commission in Abuja on Wednesday,Joe Abuku was contacted.
I can’t give any information on the extradition issue because the official that would brief me is out of town and cannot be reached on the phone, but I will try and get him tomorrow (today)