The Federal Government has approved the request by the United States of America, for embattled Commander of the Police Intelligence Response Team, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari, to be extradited over the $1.1million wire [email protected] perpetrated by Abass Ramon aka Hushpuppi and 4 others
This was made known by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) on Thursday when he filed an application before the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja for Kyari’s extradition.
The application marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/249/2022 was filed under the Extradition Act.The AGF said the application followed a request by the Diplomatic Representative of the U.S. Embassy in Abuja. The request is “for the surrender of Abba Alhaji Kyari, who is a subject in a superseding three counts indictment”
The AGF said he was satisfied that the offence in respect of which Kyari’s surrender is not political nor is it trivial.
In his words ;
Kyari, “if surrendered, will not be prejudiced at his trial and will not be p#nished, detained or restricted in his personal liberty, by reason of his race, nationality or political opinions”. The AGF said having regard to all the circumstances in which the offence was committed, it will not be unjust or oppressive, or be too severe a p#n!shment, to surrender him.
Kyari made news headlines on April 21, 2021 after a jury filed an indictment against the Nigerian police chief with the approval of the U.S. District Court and demanded Kyari stand trial for conspiracy to commit wire [email protected], money laundering and identity theft. Consequently, the US Embassy requested for Kyari’s extradition.