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Malami has confirmed that Abba Kyari extradition is ongoing.

9Janewshub.com.ng reports that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, on Thursday disclosed that the extradition process of detained Commander of the Police Intelligence Response Team, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari, is still ongoing.

The United States of America is seeking the extradition of Kyari over the $1.1million wire fraud perpetrated by Abass Ramon aka Hushpuppi and 4 others.

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A jury had in April 2021, filed an indictment against Kyari with the approval of the U.S. District Court and demanded prosecution of the police chief for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering and identity theft.

Consequently, the US Embassy requested for Kyari’s extradition saying, “On April 29, 2021, 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, a deputy clerk of the court issued a warrant of arrest for Kyari.

Kyari is being accused of conspiring with a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Nigerian, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi to commit the crime.

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Kyari was accused of conspiring with a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Nigerian, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi to commit the crime.

In a statement on Thursday, Malami wrote,  “As you are aware extradition is a process that involves multifaceted components.

“The components are usually   multi-territorial; international, local and judicial.

“Submission of request from the concern party to the relevant authorities constitutes one of such components”.

Malami explained that his office had  “received the extradition request in respect of the officer in question”.

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“After thorough studies and reviews of issues regarding the application and components thereof, the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice processed the application and forward same to the relevant authorities for further necessary action” the AGF said through his media aide, Dr. Umar Gwandu.

*Source: Daily Independent.

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