British police said they have arrested the brother of a suspected suicide bomber following his extradition to London from Libya on suspicion of helping plan the deadly 2017 Manchester Area attack.
Hashem Abedi, 22, was arrested for he landed at a London airport on Wednesday and will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court, though police did not specify when.
Salman Abedi had allegedly blown himself up as suicide bomber at the end of a concert by American singer Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena, killing 22 people and casualty more than 500.
London had requested the banishment of his brother Hashem after police issued an arrest warrant for murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to cause the explosion.
Libya had long hamper on the request. The Force (Rada), the group was holding Abedi, earlier confirmed the extradition.
The spokesperson said the order came from the attorney Norman’s office based on a verdict by the courtroom of appeals. A Justice Ministry source in Tripoli confirmed the banishment.
A Westminster Magistrates’ Court judge issued the arrest warrant for Hashem and approved by the home secretary.
Rada, a counterterrorism and anti-crime group aligned with the internationally recognized government in Tripoli, had arrested Hashem shortly after the Manchester bombing on suspicion he had helped plan the bomb attack.
Rada quoted at the time that Salman and Hashem flew together to Libya in April 2017, before Salman returned to Britain to carry out the attack.
In the aftermath of the bombing, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) said it was responsible, but security services have always treated the claim with scepticism.
The Abedi family emigrated to Britain during the rule of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, moving from London to the Fallow field area in Manchester.
The brothers’ parents returned to Libya after Gaddafi was toppled in 2011.