Tuesday 24 March 2015

Abdul Adewale Kekere-Ekun Extradited Back To United Kingdom

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested Abdul Adewale Kekere-Ekun, a Nigerian fugitive wanted in the United Kingdom for murder. Mr. Kekere-Ekun was arrested in Lagos over identity theft-related offences only for checks by the agency to reveal that he is on the wanted list of the UK Police.

Our checks revealed that a warrant of arrest had been hanging around his neck for more than four years and that the UK Police had set aside a 5000 pounds reward for information that could lead to his arrest.
The UK Police, we understand, had difficulties tracking him down because he frequently disguises himself with several aliases ( Adebayo Dalvin James Ekun, Adeba Yo Kekere-Ekun, Adeba Yo Muta Lito Kekere-Ekun, James Dalvin, James Adebayo, Dave Bell, David Aaro Hall, Anthony Higgins, Lavelle Holder, Dalrin James, Dalvin James and Gary Edwin Plummer).

Abdul Adewale Kekere-Ekun, the Nigerian whose extradition was sanctioned by a Federal High Court, Abuja on March 9, 2015, is on his way to the United Kingdom.
Kekere- Ekun left Abuja, Nigeria in the early hours of Tuesday March 24, 2015 enroute to London, where he is to be prosecuted for murder related offences.
Justice A. R Mohammed gave the nod for Kekere- Ekun's extradition after his lawyers dropped their objection to the extradition request brought by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation.
Kekere-Ekun is wanted by the UK government for the murder of one Marcus Hall, an 18-year-old who was beaten and stabbed to death 14years ago following a brawl outside a night club in Luton, England.
Abdul Adewale Kekere-EkunHe had fled the UK in a bid to escape prosecution for the offence. But the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arrested him in Nigeria a few weeks ago for identity theft related offence. Following his arrest, an extradition request was filed by the UK government.
Bedfordshire detectives appealed for information on the whereabouts of a man wanted for the murder of Marcus Hall in Luton 14 years ago live on BBC1s Crimewatch Roadshow this Wednesday (June 25) morning.
A £5000 cash reward is being offered to anyone who can provide information that leads to the arrest of Adebayo EKUN who is wanted for the murder of 18-year-old Marcus who was beaten and stabbed to death in Luton on March 21st 2001.
Seven men were convicted in 2002/3 for the part they played in his murder but Ekun, now aged 37, (born 20.11.1976) has so far eluded arrest.
DI Tim Redfearn from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, who was on the original murder enquiry, will be making the appeal on Wednesday alongside Marcus’ mother Icelyn Wilson. The appeal will go out live on BBC1 at 9.15am and feature CCTV from the night of the murder.
Adebayo Ekun was originally named as wanted on the BBC’s Crimewatch UK in June 2001. It is hoped 13 years on and with a substantial reward on offer he will be located and brought to justice.
DI Redfearn said: “We have never stopped looking for Adebayo Ekun and four years ago we had good information that he was in Ghana. Every effort was made with the help of our colleagues abroad to find him but he eluded arrest and we lost track of him. This time, we hope that the offer of the cash reward will prompt those who know him or know where he is to come forward.”
“I have no doubt he will have spent the last 13 years looking over his shoulder waiting for us to catch up with him. He may look quite different compared to the pictures we have of him that are 15 years old and he has also used a number of aliases over the years, the main one being James Dalvin. But we know he has family connections in Luton, London and the West Midlands so I am appealing for them to do the right thing and tell us where he is.”
“The £5000 is payable on his arrest, we do not have to wait for him to be convicted to pay this reward. We have the full support of the Crown Prosecution Service and can proceed to court the moment he is in custody. For the sake of Marcus Hall and his family, please do the right thing and tell us where Adebayo Ekun is now.”
Ekun is known to use the following names in various combinations and several different dates of birth:
Adebayo Dalvin James Ekun, Adebayo Kekere-Ekun, Adebayo Mutalito Kekere-Ekun, James Dalvin, Jamie Adebayo, Dave Bell, David Bell, David Aaron Hall, Anthony Higgins, Lavelle Holder, Dalrin James, Dalvin James, Gary Edwin Plummer. Nicknames include Bayo, Biyo, Baywatch.
Anyone with information about Adebayo Ekun should contact the Operation Keighley Incident Room in confidence, on 01480 422791, the non-emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at


  1. Traveling out of the country to give Nigeria a bad name. Its a pity!!

  2. Many people will assume he is a bad person, but you never know. I don't want to judge because we all make mistakes, unfortunately, some mistakes are extremely costly.