- The process to extradite DCP Abba Kyari to the United States has commenced, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, confirmed
- The minister of justice, however, noted that an extradition process involves multifaceted components
- Kyari’s extradition request was made by the United States in connection to his indictment in the $1.1million Hushpuppi fraud
FCT, Abuja - The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has broken his silence on the process to extradite DCP Abba Kyari to the United States, according to Daily Trust.
Malami who spoke through his media aide, Isa Gwandu, said after “thorough studies and reviews of issues regarding the application and components thereof, processed the application and forwarded same to the relevant authorities for further necessary action”.
The AGF noted that extradition is a process that involves multifaceted components, Channels TV also reported.
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“The components are usually multi-territorial, international, local and judicial. Submission of request from the concern party to the relevant authorities constitutes one of such components.
“The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice received the extradition request in respect of the officer in question.”
Legit.ng notes that Kyari’s extradition request is connected to his indictment in the $1.1million wire fraud perpetrated by Abass Ramon aka Hushpuppi and four others.
The federal government had commenced the extradition process following a request by a Diplomatic Representative of the US Embassy in Abuja.
Abba Kyari detained by the NDLEA, failed to get bail
Meanwhile, the bail application filed by Kyari has been turned down by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
During the sitting presided over by Justice Inyang Ekwo, on Monday, February 28, the court ruled that Kyari's bail application has been overtaken by events
The embattled super cop is currently being detained by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over alleged links.
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In another report, Kyari alleged that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) are behind his travails.
The embattled senior police officer made this claim when he appeared before a probe panel led by Joseph Egbunike, a Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.