Michael Lomas' extradition underway, says NPA

Michael Lomas' extradition underway, says NPA

The NPA's Investigating Directorate says the extradition of former Eskom contractor, Michael Lomas is now underway.


He's accused of corruption involving the construction of the Kusile Power Station in Mpumalanga.

Lomas was arrested in London last week.

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He appeared in the Westminister Magistrate's Court yesterday and was granted bail of R1,7 million. 

The Directorate's Sindisiwe Twala says Eskom paid R745 million to Tubular Construction Projects where Lomas was a director.

"This exposed the state-owned entity to R1.4 billion as per the escalation of the contract. 

"Lomas has been indicted along with four other accused in South Africa who were initially arrested in December 2019 and are expected back in court on the 1st of June 2021. Lomas who was out of the country, has never cooperated with law enforcement to stand trial. 

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"The ID brought an extradition application through the UK central authorities to invoke the European Convention on Extradition 1957, the UN Convention against Corruption 2003 to assist in bringing Lomas back into South Africa to account." 

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