British fugitive Simpson-Kent requests extradition

The British fugitive who was arrested in Ghana and wanted for the murder of his partner and their two children has personally requested extradited to the UK.

Arthur Simpson-Kent shocked prosecutors and the Ghana court when he said he wanted to go home and stand trial.

Speaking for the first time in court, the suspect said the court does not need to go through the extradition proceedings initiated by the Ghanaian authorities.

Simpson-Kent is wanted for the murder of EastEnders star Sian Blake and her two children Zachary, eight, and Amon, four.

On Thursday January 7,2016, the Criminal Investigation Department(CID) Headquarters of the Ghana police Service received a request from the National Crime Agency (NCA), through INTERPOL Manchester and British High Commission, Accra for assistance to arrest Arthur Simpson-Kent.

He was said to have fled the United Kingdom to Ghana after allegedly committing the murders.

Arthur Simpson-Kent, while escaping from the United Kingdom, travelled to Glasgow in Scotland, from where he flew to Ghana via Amsterdam on December 19, 2015.

Enquiries made at the Kotoka International Airport confirmed that Arthur Simpson-Kent arrived in Ghana on December 19, 2015.

According to local police “our further investigation revealed that he had entered December 7, 2015, on his disembarkation form, as the date on which he arrived in Ghana.”

In the evening of Friday January 8, 2016, police detectives arrived in the Western Region and in the early hours of Saturday, January 9, 2016, arrested Sipson-Kent “from a thicket near Butre where he was hiding.”

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