Court rejects Abba Kyari's extradition to US

DCP Abba Kyari

DCP Abba Kyari

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An Abuja Federal High Court has declined the application filed by the Federal Government for permission to extradite the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari to the United States.

According to The Nation, Justice Inyang Ekwo, delivered the judgment on Monday, stating that the extradition application was an abuse of the court process.

Justice Ekwo of the Abuja Federal High Court further stated that the suspended Police boss was already standing a criminal trial before a Nigerian court.

The US authorities had applied to the Nigerian government for Kyari’s extradition in relation to his alleged link with the suspected international fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi.

Punch Metro reported that the United States Attorney’s Office for Central District of California, Los Angeles, confirmed last week, that Hushpuppi will be sentenced on September 21, 2022.

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