Story from Saleh INUWA, Kano
The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) has confirmed that it has commenced the process of extraditing DCP Abba Kyari to the United States over fraud allegations.
The Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, confirmed this to the media on Thursday in Abuja.
Gwandu said the application for Kyari’s extradition was processed after a thorough study and review of issues surrounding the request for the extradition. He added that extradition involves multifaceted components and are usually multi-territorial, international, local and judicial.
Kyari, who is presently battling for bail from the court and hasn’t run into trouble with NDLEA is wanted in the United States for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering and identity theft.
On Wednesday the AGF applied to begin the process of extradition before the Chief Justice of the Federal High Court in Abuja. The application marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/249/2022 was filed under the extradition act by Malami, who noted that the offence regarding which Kyari’s surrender is sought was not political.
In the affidavit that accompanied the application, the AGF said he was satisfied that the request for the surrender of Abba Kyari was not to persecute him or punish him on account of race, religion or tribe, this is the way he wants people to see the matter.