Timor-Leste grants Philippines’ extradition request for Teves, DOJ confirms

Timor-Leste grants Philippines’ extradition request for Teves, DOJ confirms

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) confirms that Timor-Leste has granted the extradition request made by the Philippine government for expelled Congressman Arnie Teves.

According to the statement, this information was relayed to the DOJ by the Attorney-General of Timor-Leste.

The agency added that they are now looking forward to the arrival of Teves so that he may finally face the charges against him in the local courts.

“The Department of Justice confirms the grant of the extradition request made by the Philippine government. The information was relayed to us by the Attorney-General of Timor-Leste. We have won. We look forward to the arrival of Mr. Teves so that he may finally face the charges against him in our local courts,” stated DOJ.

Teves is facing multiple murder cases after the assassination of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo on March 2023.

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