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Diasporian News of Thursday, 26 July 2007

Source: New Vision

"Wired man-of-God" to be extradited

(Kampala) -- PASTOR Kojo Obiri Yeboah's troubles are far from over, writes Herbert Ssempogo.

Before the dust raised by the electric touch machine he allegedly imported settles, The New Vision yesterday learnt that he would soon be extradited to Ghana.

Police spokesman Asan Kasingye said Kojo was on Ghana's list of wanted people. According to Kasingye, Kojo defrauded an unidentified woman of 39,000 Dirham (over sh17m).

Dirham is the currency for the United Arab Emirates.

Recently, Interpol Ghana asked their Ugandan counterparts for help over the matter.

Kojo, of 'We Are One Ministries', a Kampala based church, has already been interrogated by detectives over the matter.

Arguing that deportation was different from extradition, Kasingye refuted reports by sections of the media that Kojo would be deported. "Extradition occurs when a person is wanted over crime in their country of origin, while deportation occurs when a person is in a given country illegally."

He said the extradition involves the Attorney General, courts of law, the Foreign Affairs Ministry, immigration officials and the Police."

However, Kojo on Monday dismissed the claims, saying they were being fuelled by his enemies.