14 Years on the Run, Nigerian Drug Baron Finally Nabbed in Ireland

Date: 27-10-2014 10:44 am (8 years ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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- at 27-10-2014 10:44 AM (8 years ago)
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A man believed to be originally from Nigeria who was sentenced to 20 years jail in Italy on drugs trafficking charges has been living in Dublin and working as a taxi driver in Ireland.
After a major international manhunt, Yemi Moshood Olatunde (47) was picked up by garda officers from the force’s extradition unit and he appeared in the High Court last week

He was sentenced for conspiring with other Nigerian nationals in relation to a multi-million euro cocaine trafficking conspiracy in Naples almost 14 years ago.
But while he has been one of Italy’s most wanted fugitives, he has been living in Tallaght under a false name and operating a taxi business as well as raising a young family.
Yemi Moshood Olatunde maintained he had been arrested in a case of mistaken identity when gardai detained him last Tuesday.
However, the High Court ruled that fingerprint evidence shows he is the man being sought by Italian authorities. Olatunde’s lawyers had argued that the evidence sent by Interpol was inadmissible.
However Mr Justice John Edwards remanded him in custody pending full extradition proceedings after gardai gave evidence that his prints were an “exact match” for the man named on the European Extardition Warrant.
Gardai told the court that Olatunde, of Sundale Parade, Tallaght, Dublin had been living under a number of different aliases in Ireland.
Det Sgt Sean Fallon told the interlocutory hearing that when he was arrested at 12.25pm at Tallaght Garda Station, the respondent insisted he was Roy Yemmy Andrew Aro. His prints were taken and they matched those of Olatunde.
The court heard the respondent had been in Ireland for eight years and had “significant interactions” with the gardai. He had been fingerprinted more than once.
The respondent was adamant he was not Olatunde and had a driving licence and PSV licence under the name of Roy Yemmy Andrew Aro.
He also told gardai he no longer lived in Tallaght and that he had an address in the city centre but refused to provide this address. He said Olatunde was a tribal name but not his.

FINGERPRINTS
Kieran Kelly BL, for the respondent, argued that the fingerprint and photographic evidence supporting the European Arrest Warrant had not come through the proper channels.
It came from Interpol in Rome and he argued it should have been submitted by or on behalf of the issuing judicial authority – in this case, the Italian public prosecutor.
A MOTHER-of-six who is the wife of Olatunde was also arrested earlier last week following an international manhunt.
Both maintained they were arrested in cases of mistaken identity but the High Court heard their fingerprints were “absolute matches” for the couple being sought by Interpol.
Mr Justice John Edwards remanded Ahmed in custody yesterday after making the same order in the case of her husband on Wednesday.
He said he was satisfied the woman before the court and Aisha Ahmed were “one and the same person”, despite her denials.
The couple’s cases have been adjourned pending full extradition proceedings.
Keiran Kelly BL, for the respondent, had argued that the identification documents – fingerprints and a photograph – were not admissible in evidence.
Ahmed’s arrest hearing was told the respondent was a naturalised Irish citizen and had been living under the name of Gloria Aro at Sundale Parade, Tallaght. Her husband had been living under the name Roy Yemmy Andrew Aro.
Ahmed’s sentence was for the offence of, as promoter, leader or organiser, taking part in an association with the purposes of committing an indefinite number of crimes involving the importation, sale, distribution, trade and illicit possession of “remarkable quantities” of cocaine at locations in Italy between 1999 and 2000.
She had been given a 22-year sentence in 2005 which was later reduced to 20 years.
The court heard a diffusion document – requesting the location and arrest of Ahmed – was sent to the Irish authorities by Interpol in Italy.
Attached were her fingerprints and a her photograph.
Sergeant Jim Kirwan told the court when he went to the respondents’ home address on Thursday, she was not at home and he left his card with her family.
He returned yesterday in possession of a European Arrest Warrant and spoke to Ahmed. When asked her name she said she was Gloria Aro and denied that she was also known as Aisha Ahmed.
She gave a date of birth in December 1967 and said she was Nigerian but told him she had never lived in Italy.


Posted: at 27-10-2014 10:44 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
- angesco at 27-10-2014 11:04 AM (8 years ago)
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If you can' t do the TIME (prison sentence), don't do the CRIME!
Posted: at 27-10-2014 11:04 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zeigbo at 27-10-2014 11:07 AM (8 years ago)
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eyaa sorry case

Posted: at 27-10-2014 11:07 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- DrSoba at 27-10-2014 11:08 AM (8 years ago)
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Hmmmm, but finger prints and pictures can not be wrong. Any I wish them luck.
Posted: at 27-10-2014 11:08 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- beneno at 27-10-2014 11:36 AM (8 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 27-10-2014 11:36 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Doziefelix at 27-10-2014 12:59 PM (8 years ago)
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A case of mistaken identity indeed. You think say na Nigeria? Evan and Evans; which one.
Posted: at 27-10-2014 12:59 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- morgrawl231 at 27-10-2014 01:04 PM (8 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
Posted: at 27-10-2014 01:04 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- schmit at 27-10-2014 01:56 PM (8 years ago)
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E don happen,so all dat multi millions don finish,abi dem no give Una Una share? Well na prison go end ur matters,hiss
Posted: at 27-10-2014 01:56 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- zeigbo at 27-10-2014 03:40 PM (8 years ago)
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hmmmmm

Posted: at 27-10-2014 03:40 PM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Larry28 at 27-10-2014 04:51 PM (8 years ago)
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Bad market
Posted: at 27-10-2014 04:51 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- allenspike at 27-10-2014 05:05 PM (8 years ago)
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Nigeria with her Bad reputation
Posted: at 27-10-2014 05:05 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dareper at 27-10-2014 05:12 PM (8 years ago)
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Bad market
Posted: at 27-10-2014 05:12 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- akinmanchy at 27-10-2014 06:35 PM (8 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Posted: at 27-10-2014 06:35 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- christianity at 27-10-2014 09:46 PM (8 years ago)
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as far as he is a nigerian national,denthe case is called sorry case.
Posted: at 27-10-2014 09:46 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chealseafc at 28-10-2014 01:18 AM (8 years ago)
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i think say na only IGBO man dey spoil nigeria name. sorry dear.
Posted: at 28-10-2014 01:18 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- rizzotti at 28-10-2014 05:46 AM (8 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh?
Posted: at 28-10-2014 05:46 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Abubu86 at 28-10-2014 05:59 AM (8 years ago)
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They should dance 2 d music
Posted: at 28-10-2014 05:59 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- lucasbalo at 28-10-2014 06:49 AM (8 years ago)
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Gotcha
Posted: at 28-10-2014 06:49 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- Deprince3 at 28-10-2014 07:40 AM (8 years ago)
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YORUBAS NA THEIR WAY ONLY TO DE BRING BAD NAME TO NIGERIA, THEY'RE INTO DRUG,FRAUD,SCAMMER RITUALS MANY IT. HABA.
Posted: at 28-10-2014 07:40 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mensch at 28-10-2014 07:42 AM (8 years ago)
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fool you can not deny your self your finger print has cought you
rott in prision
Posted: at 28-10-2014 07:42 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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