Nigeria’s Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has assured that the case of possible extradition of DCP Abba Kyari after his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI will follow due legal process.
During an interview with Voice of America (VOA) on Thursday, Malami disclosed that though there is a bilateral agreement between Nigeria and the US, there are guidelines to be followed.
“Yes, we have bilateral agreement between Nigeria and USA on extraditing anyone who commits any offence in any of the countries, be it Nigeria or United States but there are guidelines and the guidelines are when the country writes a letter to the foreign affairs ministry, and the foreign affairs will send to the minister of justice…so the court will give permission for extradition of any one to go and answer some questions in United states based on the allegations.”
“I am not saying Abba Kyari will be extradited but the law will be followed judiciously before taking any action,”, he said.
United States District Court of California has since issued an arrest warrant for Kyari.
The office of the Attorney General Patmos Media Line reports had said it has no official knowledge about the widely publicized case though the FBI had paid two visits to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) who is the boss of Abba Kyari.
The FBI and the United States now have to do the needful by following protocol of extradition.
It is in irony that Nigeria did not want to follow same protocol in the case of Yoruba Activist, Sunday Igboho as the Nigeria’s Ambassador to Republic of Benin and a former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Brutai was reported to have arranged for an Helicopter to bundle Igboho to Abuja before the Beninise security objected.
Abba Kyari popularly called Super cop, fell from grace to grass after a US court ordered his arrest over his involvement with disgraced fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abass popularly known as ‘Hushpuppi’.