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ABBA KYARI GETS COURT’S PERMISSION  TO FILE MORE EVIDENCE AGAINST FG’S EXTRADITION SUIT

ABBA KYARI GETS COURT'S PERMISSION  TO FILE MORE EVIDENCE AGAINST FG'S EXTRADITION SUIT

 

 

The  Federal High Court sitting  in Abuja has granted permission to the detained Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari to file additional  evidence against a suit by the Federal Government seeking to extradite him to United States of America for trial in criminal charge.

 

The Presiding Judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo granted the request of Kyari made through his lead counsel Nureni Jimoh, SAN in a motion on notice.

 

Jimoh, SAN  while arguing the motion on notice prayed the court to allow his client  Kyari’ bring additional documentary exhibits to establish his innocence in the charges against him.

 

Prosecution Counsel, Pius Akuta however vehemently opposed the granting of the request.

 

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

 

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

 

The judge said that the court would have ample opportunity to determine the probate value to be attached to the additional evidence.

 

Meanwhile, Justice Ekwo has fixed June 3 for definite hearing in the extradition suit instituted by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice  on behalf of the Federal Government against Kyari’.

 

The suit 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 Federal Government had sought Kyari’s extradition to the United States (U.S) to answer a case over his alleged link with a fraudster, Abdulraman Abbas, aka Hushpuppi.

 

The Federal Government, through the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice had filed the application marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/249/2022.

 

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

 

While the AGF is the applicant, Kyari is the respondent in the application.

 

Kyari was formerly the head of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

 

The application was filed under the Extradition Act, as part of the Nigerian government’s approval of the request by the U. S. for Kyari’s extradition.

Abba Kyari is equally standing trial in his alleged involvement in narcotic

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