The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has requested the extradition of Azuka Jebose, a journalist from the United States Embassy over alleged defamation and cyberstalking of Ned Nwoko.
The extradition request CAU/EXT/175/21, titled: “REQUEST FOR THE EXTRADITION OF AZUKA JEBOSE IN A CASE OF CYBERSTALKING FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO NIGERIA” was signed by Akutah Pius Ukeyima, Head, Central Authority Unit for the AGF on June 27, 2022, and also stall the investigation of the matter due to his influence and wealth.
Mr Nwoko in July 2020 sued the U.S.-based journalist who accused him of complicity in the murder of one Ogogo Blessing in his Facebook post. Azuka had claimed that Ogogo’s corpse “was found floating inside the pool” of a building that belonged to the former lawmaker.
Nwoko in reaction, filed a lawsuit alleging defamation of character and demanded N2 billion damages including a “public apology to be published by the defendants in at least two national daily newspapers circulating in Nigeria and social media platforms.”
According to Mr Nwoko, the defamatory publications in several online blogs and other social media platforms were aimed at denigrating his reputation.