On Monday, the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court denied the Federal Government’s request for permission to extradite suspended DCP Abba Kyari to the United States, citing that Mr. Kyari was already facing a criminal trial before another court. Ustice Inyang Ekwo called the extradition request “an abuse of court process” in a judgment.
Abubakar Malami, the federation’s attorney general, had brought the extradition case and asked the judge to accept Mr. Kyari’s request to appear in court on a criminal accusation brought by the US government.
With regard to his claimed connection to the international fraudster Ramon Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi, U.S. officials have requested Mr. Kyari’s extradition from the federal government.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has filed criminal charges against the suspended DCP and other people alleging that they engaged in drug dealing (NDLEA).
The Central District of California, Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office just announced that Hushpuppi would be sentenced on September 21.