Hushpuppi: Why Nigeria approved US request for Kyari’s extradition

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On Thursday the Federal Government of Nigeria has given an insight to the approval of the request by the United States for extradition of Abba Kyari.

The suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and former head of Intelligence Response Team (IRT) is wanted for conspiracy.

Kyari was linked to a $1.1million wire fraud involving Abass Ramon, aka Hushpuppi, under prosecution by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Abubakar Malami (SAN), Nigeria Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, filed an application before the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The application marked FHC/ABJ/CS/249/2022 was filed under the Extradition Act.

In a statement on Thursday, Malami’s spokesman, Umar Gwandu, explained that extradition is a process that involves multifaceted components.

“The components are usually multi-territorial; international, local and judicial.

“Submission of request from the concerned 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.

“After thorough studies and reviews of issues regarding the application and components, the office processed the application and forward same to the relevant authorities for further necessary action”, Gwandu noted.

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