Ethiopia to extradite double-murder suspect to the US

April 29, 2019 - 10:37 am

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian official says his country has finalized preparations to extradite a double-murder suspect to the U.S. either on Monday or Tuesday.

The move to extradite 25-year-old Yohannes Nesibu, an Ethiopia-born U.S national, came after the country's Attorney General made the decision to do so in recent days.

Zinabu Tunu, spokesman for Ethiopia's Attorney General office, told The Associated Press on Monday that the suspect is accused of killing two other people, who were also Ethiopia-born individuals, in Virginia in 2016. The request for his extradition came through the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division. Zinabu said the Attorney General decided to extradite the suspect after evaluating several evidences presented to it from the division.

The suspect, now in detention in Ethiopia, is also suspected of misusing two guns.

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