FG Approves Kyari Extradition

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FG Approves Kyari Extradition

DCP Abba Kyari is now up for extradition as the Federal Government has now agreed to heed America’s request, Ejes Gist Newspaper reports

The Federal Government has approved the United States of America’s request to extradite suspended Commander of the Police Intelligence Response Team, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) , for the $1.1 million wire fraud perpetrated by Abass Ramon aka Hushpuppi and four others on Thursday.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), revealed the government’s approval when he filed an application for Kyari’s extradition before the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

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The application was made in response to a request from the US Embassy’s Diplomatic Representative in Abuja, according to the AGF.

“For the surrender of Abba Alhaji Kyari, who is a subject in a superseding three-count indictment,” the request reads.

The AGF stated that he is satisfied that the crime for which Kyari has surrendered is neither political nor minor.

The AGF was also pleased that the request for Kyari’s surrender was made in good faith and in the interest of justice, rather than to persecute or punish him because of his race, religion, nationality, or political beliefs.

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“If surrendered, Kyari will not be prejudiced at his trial and will not be punished, detained, or restricted in his personal liberty due to his race, nationality, or political beliefs,” he said.

According to the AGF, surrendering him will not be unjust or oppressive, nor will it be an excessive punishment, given the circumstances of the crime.

Malami also stated that Kyari has been charged with the crime for which his surrender is being sought.

He added that Kyari was not facing any criminal charges in Nigeria for the same offense.

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Remember that a jury indicted Kyari in April 2021, with the approval of the United States District Court, and demanded that he stand trial for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft.

As a result, the US Embassy requested Kyari’s extradition, stating, “On April 29, 2021, a deputy clerk of the court issued a warrant of arrest for Kyari based on the indictment filed by the grand jury and with the approval of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.”

“The arrest warrant is still valid and can be used to apprehend Kyari for the crimes listed in the indictment.”

“In the United States, Kyari is wanted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft.

“An indictment against Kyari was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on April 29, 2021, in case number 2:21-cr-00203 (also known as 2:21-MJ-00760 and 2:21-CR-00203-RGK).”

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Kyari was accused of committing the crime with Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, a Nigerian living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

FG Approves Kyari Extradition

“Count one: Conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349, punishable by up to 20 years in prison,” the charges against Kyari read.

“Count two: Conspiracy to launder money in violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 1956(h), which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.”

“Count three: Aggravated identity theft, as well as aiding and abetting that crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1028A(a)(1) and 2(a), punishable by up to two years in prison.”

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