The problems of the already embattled suspended DCP. Abba Kyari may not be over soon as the Federal Government, (FG) has approved his extradition to the United States of America (USA) for the alleged offense bothering on money laundering.
Recall that, 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 in April, 2021, over his alleged involvement in the $1.1million wire fraud made by internet fraudster, Abass Ramon, aka Hushpuppi.
Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), made the FG’s intention to extradite Abba Kyari known in an application: ‘FHC/ABJ/CS/249/2022,’ filed under the Extradition Act before the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
According to Malami, extraditing Abba Kyari has nothing to do with “race, religion, nationality or political opinions, but in good faith and the interest of justice.”
The AGF also stated that, the already troubled super cop is not being persecuted or punished in any way but that justice must prevail.
Malami noted that, concerning the money laundering offense, there has not been any pending criminal charges against Kyari in Nigeria except for his alleged involvement in international drug trafficking.
AGF Malami said, Kyari’s request for bail will not be granted until the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, concludes its investigation on his alleged involvement in the crime.