Akasha sons case adjourned after interpreter fails to appear in court over...

Akasha sons case adjourned after interpreter fails to appear in court over threats

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Mombasa, KENYA:  A Mombasa law court on Monday adjourned extradition proceedings against Akasha sons due to lack of an interpreter in court.

Mombasa senior principal magistrate Julias Nang’ea said that the court has heard that  an interpreter who was to appear in court failed to do so after receiving threats.

Nang’ea added they had not determined where the threats were coming from and asked the prosecutor to carry out investigations.

Nang’ea also requested director of public prosecution to look for a Pakistani interpreter to enable him to hear the case before he goes for his leave in August.

The US had applied to the court to have Mr Baktash Akasha Abdalla, Mr Gulam Hussein, Ibrahim Akasha Abdalla and Vijaygiri Anandgiri Goswami extradited to stand trial on allegations of being part of an international drug trafficking ring.

In 2014, Baktash and Abdalla Akasha were among four suspects arrested in Nyali over their alleged involvement in the trafficking of 98 heroine packets in a house in Nairobi.

The case will be heard on 15th July.

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