Ogwuche, Nyanyan blast mastermind, extradited to Nigeria…faces death penalty
Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche the co -mastermind of the Nyanya Motor Park bombing, in which scores of citizens died and hundreds wounded, was Tuesday extradited to Nigeria from Sudan .
This followed a lengthy legal and diplomatic processes between Nigeria and the Republic of Sudan where he was hiding.
He is most likely to face the death penalty when convicted.
Ogwuche who was handed over to the Interpol Unit of the Nigeria Police Force by the Sudanese Authorities was flown into the country in a special flight from Khartoum which touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 3.00pm today.
It would be recalled that the terror fugitive who had long since been arrested in Sudan following an international red notice issued for his arrest by the Nigeria National Bureau of Interpol had not been repatriated to the country before now due to some necessary processes involved in transferring suspects from one country to another.
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc while commending the personnel of the Nigeria Police Interpol Unit for a job well done, noted that the successful repatriation of the terror fugitive to Nigeria shows that the global coalition against terrorism championed by Nigeria is beginning to yield the desired result.