FBI Agents Contact Nigerian Government, Demand Abba Kyari’s Extradition.
According to the source, the agents returned on Friday (today) to ensure that their demands are met, citing the case’s urgency.
“, he explained “Agents from the FBI met with the IGP yesterday (Thursday) to demand Abba Kyari’s arrest and extradition to the US, citing the case’s urgency. Four FBI agents returned to the IG’s office this morning, requesting that Kyari be released for questioning.”
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Meanwhile, as of Thursday night, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, had ordered an internal review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s allegations and indictment processes against Kyari.
On Thursday night, the force’s spokesperson, Frank Mba, issued a statement on the force’s Facebook page.
The force also stated that it is dedicated to pursuing justice and improving its professional relationship with the FBI and other international partners.
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It promised Nigerians that it would keep the public updated on the case’s progress.
The statement went like this: “The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba psc (+), NPM, fdc, has ordered an internal review of the allegations after receiving allegations and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against one of the Nigeria Police Force’s personnel, DCP Abba Kyari.
“The Nigerian Police Force reaffirms its dedication to the pursuit of justice and the improvement of its professional relationship with the FBI and other international partners.
“Any further developments in this case will be communicated to the public in a timely manner.”
SaharaReporters previously reported that a warrant for Kyari’s arrest had been issued by a US court for his role in Hushpuppi’s multi-million naira fraud investigation.
The US District Court for the Central District of California’s Otis Wright ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down Kyari and extradite him to the US for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud.
Abbas was detained in Dubai in June and pleaded guilty to fraud in the United States this week.
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According to the FBI, Abbas and Kyari were friends and were both involved in a money laundering scheme.
On February 12, 2021, American prosecutors sought a court warrant to arrest Kyari.
On April 29, 2021, a new warrant was issued.
On July 26, Judge Wright’s order allowing the FBI to arrest Mr Kyari and hold him in US custody was made public.
Hushpuppi described how he bribed Kyari to have one of his rivals arrested and imprisoned in Nigeria after a dispute over a $1.1 million dupe of a Qatari businessman.
Abbas had requested that Kyari arrest and imprison a fellow fraudster, Kelly Chibuzor Vincent, after the two had become embroiled in a dispute over how to divide the $1.1 million loot obtained from the Qatari businessman.
Abbas pleaded guilty earlier this month to a multi-million dollar fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison.
In the coming weeks, he will be sentenced, forfeiting some of his assets and his right to appeal, as well as paying restitution to the victims of his years-long fraud.
Kyari, on the other hand, denied the allegations of bribery in a Facebook statement.