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On the extradition of Lomali Nukay who is accused of extortion, to Russia from Germany

On the extradition of Lomali Nukay who is accused of extortion, to Russia from Germany

02 march 2018, 11:20

At the request of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation, the competent authorities of the Federal Republic of Germany extradited Lomali Nukayev to Russia.

He is accused of the crime specified Art. 163 (3 "b") of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (extortion).

According to the investigation, from 13 May 1998 to 25 February 2000, Nukayev acting in conspiracy with other persons, kidnapped and held the victim in the Republic of Azerbaijan, and later in the North Caucasian Federal District of the Russian Federation. He also used violence against the latter and demanded that his relatives hand him over 5 million US dollars.

Owing to the circumstances beyond the control of the perpetrator and his accomplices, the victim was rescued during a special operation by the law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation.

During the consideration of the criminal case by the Shali City Court of the Chechen Republic the defendant Nukayev disappeared, the proceedings against him were suspended in 2014, the measure of restraint was changed from a written undertaking not to leave and proper conduct, to the detention. In this connection he was placed on the federal, and later on the international wanted list.

In September 2017, he was detained in Germany.

Owing to the precise and coordinated actions of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation, well-structured close interaction with the competent authorities of the Federal Republic of Germany a decision was obtained to extradite Nukayev to Russia.

The Federal Penitentiary Service and the Interpol NCB of Russia were instructed to take and deliver the perpetrator to the Russian Federation.

Nukayev has been transferred to the Russian Federation.