Police Begins process of dismissing Abba Kyari

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Court grants NDLEA’s request

The Nigerian Police has now begun the process of dismissing .

 

The disgraced super cop, Abba Kyari, is now up for dismissal as sources within the Nigerian Police confirm, Ejes Gist Newspaper reports.

 

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As the case of , a Deputy Commissioner of Police who was involved in Ramon Abass, aka Hushpupi,’s alleged money laundering scheme, continues to unfold, this is undoubtedly a season of uncertainty.

Some Senior Advocates of Nigeria – SANs argued in their submissions that Abba Kyari’s extradition process would be hampered as long as the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency – NDLEA had filed charges against him.

In an interview with , Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) argued that the NDLEA’s new charges were part of a plot to keep the suspended DCP from being extradited to the US.

Adegboruwa argued that Abba Kyari cannot be extradited as long as he is facing charges in Nigeria.
According to the learned silk, Usman Baba, the Inspector General of Police, had previously shown reluctance in the investigation of the corruption cases in which Kyari was embellished.

“There is speculation that the charges filed are part of a larger conspiracy to keep Abba Kyari from facing extradition.
The Inspector General of Police was hesitant to look into the cases of corruption in which Kyari was involved.

“What we see in the AGF is just one part of a widely held theory.” Of course, he will be unable to be extradited due to the new charges. When you’re facing new charges, you can’t be extradited.”

Ejes Gist Newspaper gathered that the Nigeria Police Force has started the process of dismissing Abba Kyari from the force.

It’s only been a month since the police recommended Kyari be demoted by one rank for his alleged ties to Hushpuppi.

Ejes Gist Newspaper  has learned that the police have sent a query to Kyari and other NDLEA detainees. Soon after, the Police Service Commission is expected to receive recommendations.

 

“Earlier this week, the police issued a warrant for Kyari and others. This is part of the formal process that will lead to his eventual dismissal before his case is prosecuted. The police report is expected to be accepted by the Police Service Commission, which will result in his dismissal from the force. “You can’t arraign serving cops,” a security source said.

According to human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr Mike Ozekhome, SAN, has stated that the charges filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency against suspended DCP Abba Kyari will put the latter’s extradition process on hold.

“Considering the wide powers of the Attorney General of the Federation as stipulated in Section 174 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, (as altered), the Hon. Attorney General can exercise his duty to institute an action against Abba Kyari after thorough study and review of the issue regarding the order of arrest by Judge (Otis Wright) of the United States District Court,” Ozekhome said in an interview with  newsmen.

“Considering that Section 251 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) vests the Federal High Court with exclusive jurisdiction in civil cases and matters connected with or pertaining to extradition, the Federal High Court has jurisdiction over all other courts.”

In addition, without an order from the Attorney General as required by section 6, the court can issue a provisional trust warrant for the arrest of a fugitive accused of an extradition offence or unlawfully at least after being convicted of an extradition offence if the information and evidence presented to him are such that would justify the issue of a warrant if the offence had been committed in the division where he has jurisdiction.

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