Alleged forgery: Arrest warrant on 2 Sri Lankans still stands, judge says


Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of an FCT High Court in Maitama, declared that the warrant of arrest it issued against two Sri Lankans, still subsists and remains valid.

It was reported that Saththiyaraj Kantharasa, Vinith Ukantharasa and a Nigerian, Anthony Adetokunbo, were to be arraigned on May 13 by the ICPC over alleged possession of  fake Malaysian passports and making false statement.

They failed to appear in court.

Justice Goodluck on  that day, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the two Sri Lankans and their sureties over their failure to attend the court for arraignment .

She fixed June 24 for arraignment after the ICPC counsel Mr Anieken Ekong informed the court that the two Sri Lankans were still not in court.

Ekong said the ICPC reported to the police on the order of bench warrant issued against the suspects and their sureties.

He told the court that the police asked for time to enable them act on it. Ekong, however, said that the third suspect who had been remanded in correctional centre was in court.


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