A Niger-Delta based group, Concerned Niger-Delta Youths Initiative, has warned the federal government not to play into the hands of the British government in its quest to extradite a former governor of Bayelsa State, DSP Alamieyeseigha.
In a statement issued by the President of the group, Orubebe Ebis, it argued that the renewed call for the extradition of Alamieyeseigha is a veritable threat to the fragile peace in the Niger-Delta.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Andrew Pocock, recently in a newspaper interview said Alamieyeseigha still had a case to answer in the United Kingdom. The High Commissioner was quoted as saying that “the former governor skipped bail in the UK on a charge of money laundering and returned to Nigeria. So, he has an outstanding charge in the UK, which is there for him to answer. We have already discussed it and the Nigerian government knows our view. But we would like to see him return and answer his charge in the UK.”
However, the group has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore the UK government in order not to ignite another flame in the region.

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