The father of a Martinique murder victim wants Saint Lucia to extradite Ménélik Suréna, whom law enforcement believe is the killer.
But sources here say the COVID-19 pandemic is among factors causing the delay.
And the sources disclosed that Saint Lucia is also waiting to deport six Venezuelans.
Law enforcement officials in Martinique had been hunting Ménélik Suréna for fatally shooting Nelson Williams, 21.
The shooting occurred in parking lot of Garifunia city in Le Marin, Martinique on July 6, 2019.
The victim’s father, Rodrigue Williams, believes law enforcement authorities have forgotten his son.
“I have the feeling of not moving forward,” the father told RCI Martinique.
He believes law enforcement could easily have extradited Suréna from Saint Lucia.
Saint Lucia police arrested Suréna here in November 2019.
He had been on the run since the murder in Martinique .
Law enforcement officers held the wanted fugitive in an early morning operation during which they surrounded a house at Ciceron, Castries.
They said Suréna, whom they described as being armed and dangerous, had a firearm at the time they arrested him.
He is currently among 21 foreign inmates at Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF).
Headline photo caption : Ménélik Suréna as he appeared for a court hearing in Saint Lucia in November 2019