US To Provide Kyari With Legal Representation.
The US Department of Justice has declined to comment on the pending extradition of Abba Kyari, a suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police.
The Justice Department, on the other hand, stated that Kyari is facing accusations that were filed in 2021 and that he will be offered legal representation in the United States.
“We will not have any comment in respect to a pending extradition request for any defendant,” Thom Mrozek, the Director of Media Relations for the United States Attorney’s Office, wrote in an email to NEWSMEN.
“In relation to Mr Kyari, he already faces charges that we filed last year in Los Angeles after a federal grand jury issued an indictment.
“I can tell you that all criminal defendants in the United States are entitled to legal representation.”
Hushpuppi and four others, AbdulRahman Juma (Abdul), Vincent Chibuzo (Kelly), Rukayat Fashola (Morayo), and Bolatito Agbabiaka, were allegedly involved in a $1.1 million Internet fraud allegedly perpetrated by Hushpuppi and four others, AbdulRahman Juma (Abdul), Vincent Chibuzo (Kelly), Rukayat Fashola (Moray (Bolamide).
Hushpuppi allegedly paid $20,600 to two bank accounts allegedly provided by Kyari on January 20, 2020, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Hushpuppi also paid the police officer N8m ($20,600) for the arrest and custody of a “co-conspirator,” Chibuzo Vincent, according to FBI Special Agent Andrew Innocenti, who said he obtained voice calls and WhatsApp discussions between Kyari and Hushpuppi.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency had detained the suspended DCP since February 14, 2022 for attempting to sell 25kg of cocaine obtained from drug dealers.
He was also suspected of being a drug lord by the NDLEA.
In a statement issued by his Media Aide, Umar Gwandu, last week, Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN, stated that the Nigerian government was willing to extradite Kyari to the United States, where he has been indicted for his role in an international fraud involving Hushpuppi.
On Monday, the NDLEA announced that it had filed eight counts against Kyari in Federal High Court, and that he will be arraigned on March 7.