Two fugitives wanted in UK over murder extradited

By Correspondent

Two murder fugitives - Mohamud Siyad Abdihakim, 24 and Monteiro Tariq Kennedy Mangal, 21 - who were wanted in UK have finally been extradited.

 The two British nationals were arrested by Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations -Transnational Organised Crime Unit, in collaboration with the UK authorities.

An international arrest warrant had been issued against them for the brutal murder of a 16-year-old boy identified as Alex Smith, from Wembley, in northwest London.

Smith was attacked on August 12, 2019, in Munster Square, by a rival group of six men who were driving in two stolen vehicles.

The two fugitives were hiding in Nairobi’s upmarket Kilimani suburbs. During their arrest, Tariq was found in possession of a Somali identification card in the name of Abdulahi Abshir Mohamed, and a dagger.

ODPP International Cooperation, Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) Division coordinated the whole process of Identification, arrest and handing over.

Two other men identified as Yusuf Yusuf and Arif Biomy are already serving their sentences in the U.K for their role in the murder.

Metropolitan police who have been looking for the suspects believe that one of the two arrested fugitives carried out the actual stabbing, while the other one was driving one of the stolen cars. 

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