Denmark asks Somaliland to extradite Bakken nightclub murder suspect


Sekyere was studying law at the University of Copenhagen before he was fatally stabbed (Photo: Facebook)
Omar Hasan is wanted in connection with the 2012 murder of a 21-year-old law student at the Kødbyen nightclub

The Danish government has issued a formal request to to Somaliland authorities to hand over a citizen suspected of a murder on Danish soil.

Omar Hasan, 29, is the prime suspect in the 2012 murder of Jonas Thomsen Sekyere, a 21-year-old law student. Sekyere was fatally stabbed at a popular nightclub, Bakken, in the meatpacking district, Kødbyen.

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After committing the crime, Hasan fled the county and returned to his home in Somaliland, a self-declared independent state that is internationally recognised as an autonomous region of its neighbour Somalia.

Not so fast

“In mid-May 2013, we contacted the authorities in Somaliland, as our investigation revealed that the suspect allegedly stayed there,” a deputy police inspector, Jens Møller Jensen, said in a press release.

“We have since been in constant dialogue with the authorities in Somaliland.”

Though there has been an international arrest warrant for Hasan since 2012, he wasn’t arrested in Somaliland until last month.

The Danish authorities are now working on an extradition trial, so they can bring Hasan to justice in a Danish court.

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Source: Copenhagen post


  1. They should hand him over. We cant let murderers take refuge in our land, they will continue to do that to our citizens.

  2. Absolutely. Hand him back straightaway. Denamark has been one of our only few friends left in the World. we cant let them down. But it is not only about politics. It is about morals too. Those who take human life should face justice


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