Tuesday 3 August 2021

We Have No Information On FBI Arrest Warrant For Abba Kyari — Malami

The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) has declared that it is yet to receive any official arrest warrant for embattled ‘super cop,’ Abba Kyari.

The declaration was made on Monday by Umar Gwandu, the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

According to him, the office of the AGF has not received any official communication on the arrest warrant issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Kyari.

It will be recalled that an arrest warrant has been issued for the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, who has been linked to fraud with Nigerian internet fraudster, Hushpuppi.

Court documents disclosed that Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to arrest Kyari and produce him in the United States for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud.

The FBI this week disclosed that Hushpuppi and Kyari have been friends and were both involved in a conspiracy to launder money.

Kyari has been embroiled in a running battle following the revelations from a US court document that Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi indicted him in a fraud allegation.


Kyari has however denied the allegations against him but he has been suspended and a panel set up by the Inspector-general of Police, Usman Baba Alkali to investigate him.

Meanwhile, constitutional lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has declared that the United States can’t just pick up embattled DCP Abba Kyari like a common criminal despite the allegations against him.

According to Ozekhome, Kyari is presumed innocent until proven guilty and section 36 of the Nigerian constitution protects him.

The lawyer made the submission on Tuesday when he spoke on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme.

According to him, despite the treaty between both countries, America can’t just swoop in and arrest a Nigerian citizen in his/her own country without the permission and knowledge of the federal government.

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