'Dudus' waives his right to extradition trial

CHRISTOPHER ‘Dudus’ Coke has waived his rights to an extradition trial in Jamaica.

Authorities intend to take Coke to the United States by 3:00 pm today.

He was also served with a Restraint Order, which means that the State has frozen all his assets.

dudusThe extradition hearing which took 15 minutes, held at the Mobile Reserve along Camp Road in Kingston earlier this morning.

He was wearing a blue and white striped shirt, Clarks shoes and grey jeans pants, gold chain and white undershirt.

Nodding to reporters as he entered the courtroom about 9:55 am, Coke was escorted in without cuffs, accompanied by three policemen.

When he was heading to sign the consent form, he again looked up at reporters. The look on his face suggested he was now resigned to his fate, which his lawyer George Soutar confirmed to the Observer.

Soft-spoken, Coke said he understood that he will be facing trial in New York and confirmed that he wanted to waive his rights.

The signing of consent order took about five minutes.

His lawyers were Tom Tavares Finson and George Soutar.

After the hearing Coke was taken to a place called Red Fence on the Jamaica Defence Force Up Park Camp Headquarters where he will be held pending his extradition.

US representatives were also present in court. The only other persons allowed were press and local law enforcement officials

Resident Magistrate Georgianna Fraser presided.

Source: JamaicaObserver