The proceeding to prosecute suspended Abba Kyari for drug trafficking, might prevent his extradition, because according to “Section 3 of Extradition Act, an individual facing trial in Nigeria cannot be extradited to another country.” (National Wavesng)
Recall that, on March 3, 2022, many Nigerian newspapers headlines reported that, the federal government has approved the extradition process of the suspended senior police officer – Kyari, to America, for the alleged offense bothering on money laundering.
In April 2021, with the approval of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the US Embassy had demanded Abba Kyari’s extradition over his alleged involvement in the $1.1million wire fraud, made by internet fraudster, Abass Ramon, aka Hushpuppi.
However, with this new development that because he is currently facing criminal charges in Nigeria as a drug cartel member and trafficker, no one is sure if the plans to extradite the already embattled super cop to the United States will be made possible soon as the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in a criminal case file marked FHC/ABJ/57/2022, charged Kyari, and six (6) others, with drug trafficking allegations.
According to NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, charges were filed against Kyari and six others by the Agency on Monday February 28, 2022.
Babafemi confirmed that, the case which bothered on “criminal conspiracy, discreditable, unethical, and unprofessional conduct, official corruption, and tampering with exhibits” has been assigned to a judge, and the arraignment (hearing) is expected to be on Monday March 7, 2022, at Federal High Court in Abuja