Abba Kyari to know fate over extradition suit Aug. 29

Abba Kyari to know fate over extradition suit Aug. 29

A Federal High Court in Abuja, will on Aug. 29 deliver judgment in the extradition suit filed by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) against the suspended DCP Abba Kyari, over his alleged link with Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, an alleged internet fraudster held in the United States.

Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date after counsel for the parties in the suit adopted their processes and presented their arguments in the matter.

The Federal Government has sought Kyari’s extradition to the U.S. to answer a case over his alleged link with Hushpuppi.

Federal Government, through the Office of the AGF, had filed the application marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/249/2022.

The suit, titled: “Application for the Extradition of Abba Kyari to the U.S.,” was dated March 1 and filed March 2.

While the AGF is the applicant, Abba Kyari is the respondent in the application.

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Abba Kyari formerly headed the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

The application was filed under the Extradition Act; notably as part of the Nigerian government’s approval of the request by the U. S. for Kyari’s extradition.

Abba Kyari and six others are currently facing a separate trial on allegations bordering on drug trafficking before a sister court presided over by Justice Emeka Nwite.

Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has granted Ahmed Idris, the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, bail.

Specifically, Wilson Uwujaren, a spokesman for the EFCC, verified the news.

“I actually do not have idea of what the bail conditions are; but all I can tell you is that he has been released after meeting his bail conditions,” he said.

On May 16, the EFCC arrested Idris for a N80 billion scam.

Equally important, the EFCC claimed he was arrested after he failed to respond to the commission’s invitations to respond to concerns related to the fraudulent act.

Verified intelligence reports showed that Idris raked off the funds through bogus consultancies; and other illegal activities using proxies, family members, and close associates.

The commission said the funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.

It said Idris was arrested after he failed to honour invitations by the commission to respond to issues connected to the alleged fraudulent acts.

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