31 C
Accra
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Advertisement
Home General News Alex Segbefia Writes On Interpol Red Notice In Airbus Bribery Scandal

Alex Segbefia Writes On Interpol Red Notice In Airbus Bribery Scandal

A Red Notice is usually issued against a criminal fugitive on the run who seeks actively to evade justice. It is a notice published by Interpol to law enforcement agents across the world requesting them to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending his extradition.

When it is published, it is not Interpol seeking the location and arrest of the person, but rather the country that requests the publication.

Procedurally, Interpol would publish a Red Notice at the request of a member country provided the request meets the constitutional requirements of Interpol.A Red Notice is however, a voluntary system.

A state is therefore not obliged to make an arrest based on its publication, and can decide to ignore it.

This is because it is not an arrest warrant, and countries can themselves determine what weight to give such notice.

What is unusual about this particular Red Notice is that Ghana Government knows where Samuel Mahama lives in the UK up to his exact residential address.

One needs to bear in mind that all the hula-baloo about Airbus emanated from the UK courts, who have dealt with it and settled it. And yet even though he and the other persons named in the Red Notice are British Nationals, the UK government has not thought it fit to proffer any charges against them.

He is not considered a flight risk so no restrictions have been imposed on him and he has not been asked to hand over his passport.

Why would the UK Government, based on the same facts as are narrated in the Red Notice, arrest him for Ghana government?

Besides, Ghana has an extradition treaty with the UK. It also has a Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement with the UK.

Why publish Red Notice when the Ghana Government can formally ask for his extradition through regular channels?

The Special Prosecutor must be aware that it is forlorn hope that the UK government would extradite the three named persons.

It is interesting how recently the scurrilous story found its way unto the front pages of the controversial Sun newspaper in the UK.

Individuals behind that publication are suspected to be closely tied to the family of Akufo-Addo.

This so-called arrest warrant is a red herring. It is an extension of their game plan to embarrass President John Mahama because of the impending elections.

Alex Segbefia, is a former Crown Prosecutor in UK.

Source:www.theheraldghana.com

6 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

KGL Technology Limited’s Contract Will Boost NLA Financially

The management of the National Lottery Authority (NLA) wants to place on record that KGL Technology Limited does not have 11 years...

NLA Reacts To Press Conference By Ghana Lotto Operators Association(GLOA)

The resolution of a 30-year-old impasse between Private Lotto Operators and NLA is at the brink of collapse due to reckless and...

Greater Accra Yoruba President Sends Easter Goodwill Message To The Youth Around The World

The President of the Greater Accra Yoruba Community, Amb. Oloye Fatuyi FIIM, has urged all, especially the youths to use the Easter...

Association Of Private Lotto Operators And Agents, Others Call For Calm In The Lottery Industry

The National Association of Private Lotto Operators and Agents in Ghana, and the Ghana National Chamber of Banker to Banker Lotto Operators...

Recent Comments

Seth Orlando Ahiadagli on NPP Leads With 51% In IEA Polls