Ibrahim Akasha The Akasha's to be extradited to the United States for drug charges

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Slain drug baron Ibrahim Akasha’s sons sustains a blow after application to stop extradition proceedings get rejected.

  play (FROM LEFT) Baktash Akasha Abdalla, Vijaygiri Anandgiri Goswami, Gulam Hussein and Ibrahim Akasha Abdalla at the Mombasa Law Court. (oditblog)

The end is nigh for the Akasha’s  and their drug dynasty empire!

Baktash Akasha and Ibrahim Akasha, sons of  slain drug baron Ibrahim Akasha now face a possible extradition to the United States of America where they are facing drugs and narcotics charges.

The slain drug baron Ibrahim Akasha’s sons yesterday sustained a blow after their application to stop extradition proceedings was rejected by a Mombasa court.

Mombasa Chief Magistrate, Julius Nang’ea said the court has jurisdiction to hear and determine the case.

“The application made by the four suspected drug traffickers has been dismissed, and l hereby order that the matter be heard and determined in the Kenyan courts in accordance with the Constitution,” Nang’ea said.

Third time unlucky best describes the Akasha extradition case, as this is the third time the court has rejected their application to have the extradition stopped on issues of jurisdiction.

play 99.7kg of cocaine worth Sh598 million which was seized at the Port of Mombasa on July this year go up in smoke after President Uhuru ordered it destroyed. (The Star)

 

The proceedings have stalled in court for the last two years because no witness has come forward to testify.

Nang’ea  said the case will go to full hearing before the suspects are handed over to the US.

she also warned the suspects against skipping court, saying she will cancel their bonds if they do so.

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Baktash Akasha, Ibrahim Akasha, convicted Indian felon Vijaygiri Goswami and Pakistani Gulam Hussein were arrested at the Akashas’ Nyali home on November 10, 2014, following an arrest warrant issued by a New York judge.

Baktash and Ibrahim were charged with drug trafficking alongside Indian Vijaygiri Goswami and Pakistani Gulam Hussein.

The defense has argued that Kenya lacks jurisdiction to entertain the extradition request and has no agreement with the US on the exchange of crime suspects.

play police leading the Akashas away after raiding their Nyali home in 2014. (Mwakilishi)
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