UK murder suspect wants Britain trial
British murder suspect Arthur Simpson-Kent has elected to be tried in the United kingdom, crippling the extradition trial currently ongoing in Ghana.
According to Starr News court correspondent Wilberforce Asare, the suspect stated in open court Tuesday that he wanted the extradition process to be halted in Ghana so he could go and face charges in the UK. His lawyer has confirmed the position of his client.
Simpson-Kent has been arrested for the alleged murder of a former EastEnders actress Sian Blake and her two sons.
He was nabbed in Ghana’s Busia near Takoradi at the beach.
The 48-year old Arthur is suspected of murdering his girlfriend and entered Ghana via the Kotoka International Airport on December 19, just days after the British authorities questioned him over the crime.