Friday, May 21, 2010

Dudus Coke’ motion for Supreme Court today

The motion filed by west Kingston strongman Christopher “Dudus" Coke challenging his arrest warrant is to be heard in the Supreme Court in another half an hour.

The matter is to be heard in chambers.

Coke is wanted by the United States government to face charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana, and illegal trafficking of firearms.

On Tuesday, a Resident Magistrate signed the warrant for his arrest to face extradition's proceedings in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.

Coke is seeking a stay of the proceedings in court until his motion has been heard and determined.

In the motion filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Coke is seeking an order to quash the Minister of Justice Dorothy Lightbourne’s decision to issue the order to proceed with the extradition proceedings.

He’s also seeking an order to bar Ms Lightbourne from carrying her decision into effect.

Coke is also seeking orders to prevent the justice minister and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn from proceeding with the extradition request from the US.

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