Just In: Abba Kyari to be extradited to US after NDLEA probe
Following claims by some social media users and thought leaders that suspended police chief Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari is being accused of engaging in drug dealings simply to prevent his extradition to the United States (US), it has now emerged that he will be extradited to the US after his probe by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), POLITICS NIGERIA reports.
According to The Nation, the Federal Government had concluded plans with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) to hand over the deputy commissioner of police, who is wanted for taking bribe from suspected celebrity internet fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, from a $1.1million loot.
It was also learnt that the police authorities delayed action on Kyari for four days until the Presidency directed Inspector-General, Usman Baba Alkali to release him to the NDLEA.
Per a top source in the presidency, the Federal Government was already finalising the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) with the U.S. on Kyari’s extradition.