“Facts date back to November 3, 2002, in Bensafrim, Lagos, when, following an argument for futile reasons, the detainee, armed with a knife, stabbed the victim in the neck.”
A 55-year-old man, suspected of homicide in Bensafrim, Lagos, 20 years ago, was arrested in Poland and extradited to Portugal, the Judiciary Police (PJ) revealed this Saturday.
The Judiciary Police, through the Portimão Criminal Investigation Department and the International Cooperation Unit, informs in a statement that “in compliance with an international arrest warrant issued by the Lagos Public Ministry, a man was arrested for the presumed authorship of a crime of aggravated homicide”.
According to the PJ, “the facts date back to November 3, 2002, in Bensafrim, Lagos, when, following an argument for futile reasons, the detainee, armed with a knife, struck the victim’s neck, causing his death”.
After the fatal aggression, the man fled to an unknown location, where he was located in Poland, where the internationally effective arrest warrant was complied with, and he was deported to Portugal by the Judiciary Police.
The detainee was present at the first judicial interrogation at the Criminal Instruction Court of Portimão, whichapplied the coercive measure of pre-trial detention.
The Lagos Public Prosecutor’s Office is conducting the inquiry.