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Hushpuppi: FG in discussions with US govt over Kyari’s extradition – Malami




Nigeria’s Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has revealed that they are in discussions with the United States Government over DCP Abba Kyari, the possible extradition of the suspended Head of the Intelligence Response Team.

Kyari has been fingered for his alleged role in a $1m scam allegedly perpetrated by alleged international Internet fraudster Ramon Abbas, aka, Hushpuppi and five others.

Malami also said reasonable grounds for suspicion have been established against Kyari.

He stated this on Monday while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme monitored by The PUNCH.

The Nigeria Police Force had probed Kyari and transmitted its findings to Malami for “legal opinion”.

Commenting on the case on Monday, Malami said, “It is an issue that has international and national dimensions. Actions have been taken, it is a work-in-process locally and internationally and we are doing whatever it takes to ensure justice is done within the context of the law regardless of the personalities that are involved.

“When criminality is involved, Nigeria and US naturally work together when there are elements of the offences that have taken place in the diverse jurisdictions. So, Nigeria is doing the needful by way of supporting what America is doing for the purpose of ensuring that the cases are tried accordingly within the context of the American context of it. And then, eventually, if there is need for local prosecution, nothing stops it.”