A Federal High Court in Abuja has declined the extradition application filed by the Federal Government for permission to extradite the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari to the United States (US).

Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment on Monday, held that the extradition application was an abuse of court process, on the grounds that Kyari 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 (hushpuppi).

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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