Russian diamond dealer Alexey Fedorenko, accused of murdering his boss, is to be extradited to Russia from Sierra Leone, a spokesman for the Russian prosecutor general’s office said on Tuesday.
According to investigators, the body of the Russian president of a diamond company was discovered in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, in October 2007. His body bore the marks of a violent murder.
Fedorenko was accused of murder in Russia in the same year and federal and international arrest warrants were issued. The extradition was delayed due to the lack of an extradition treaty between Russia and Sierra Leone.