A Federal High Court in Abuja has thrown out a suit by the Federal Government to extradite the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, to the United States of America.
Justice Inyang Ekwo struck out the suit on Monday while ruling on the Extradition application filed on behalf of the Federal government by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
While Kyari’s counsel prayed the court to refuse the extradition request on the grounds that he committed no offence to warrant extraditing him to the U.S., the FG counsel asked the court to discountenance Kyari’s arguments.
Justice Ekwo insisted that the current administration has no basis to file the extradition request having commenced trial in a case filed against the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Kyari is wanted in the United States over alleged conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering and identity theft.
In July 2021, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) indicted Kyari in a $1.1 million fraud involving an Instagram celebrity, Hushpuppi.