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Extradition: Court Grants Abba Kyari’s Prayer To File More Evidence Against FG

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted permission to the detained Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari to file more evidence against a suit seeking to extradite him to United States of America for trial in criminal charges.

The extradition suit was filed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN.

The suit, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/249/2022,

is seeking to extradite Kyari at the request of the American government to face trial in his indictment in an alleged internet fraud by a Nigerian , Abdulraman Abbas also known as Hushpoppi.

The suit, titled: “Application for the Extradition of Abba Kyari to the U.S.,” was dated and filed on March 2.

Justice Inyang Ekwo granted the request on Thursday, following a motion on notice filed by his lead counsel, Nureni Jimoh, SAN.

Justice Ekwo in a brief ruling, rejected the objection of the Federal Government and granted permission to Kyari to adduce further documentary exhibits to his own defense.

The court presided by  stated it would have ample opportunity to determine the probate value to be attached to the additional evidence.

However, the Federal Government counsel, Pius Akuta, opposed the request.

Akuta predicated his opposition on the ground that it was an attempt to cure deficiencies in the earlier documentary evidence adduced by the detained DCP Kyari.

Justice Ekwo has however fixed June 3, for definite hearing in the extradition suit.

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