The Federal Government has authorized America’s extradition request for Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari, the renowned Commander of the Police Intelligence Response Team, for the $1.1 million wire fraud committed by the notorious Abass Ramon alias Hushpuppi and four others.
The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), revealed this on Thursday when he filed a petition for Kyari’s extradition before the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Malami expressed his satisfaction that the crime for which Kyari has surrendered is neither political nor minor.
Kyari, he stated,
if surrendered, will not be prejudiced at his trial and will not be punished, detained or restricted in his personal liberty, by reason of his race, nationality or political opinions.
According to the AGF, handing him over will not be unjust or burdensome, nor will it be an excessive punishment given the circumstances of the crime.