Extradited man appears in court over Marcus Hall murder

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A 38 year old man who arrived in the UK on Tuesday, having been extradited from Nigeria, has made a brief appearance in court on a murder charge dating back 14 years.

Adebayo Ekun had been wanted in connection with the murder of Marcus Hall outside a So Solid Crew gig in Luton.

Marcus, 18 had been beaten and stabbed in Luton on Mar 21, 2001.

Ekun, was before Luton Crown Court on Friday via a video link to Bedford prison where he is being held.

The murder charge was not put to him.

A date for his plea hearing was set for June 22 and his trial has been set for Aug 17.

Two previous trials involving other defendants were held in 2002 and 2003.

Ekun was remanded in custody.