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HUSHPUPPIGATE: Nigeria’s Attorney General Speaks On Fate Of Officer Abba Kyari

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Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, Nigeria's Attorney-General

August 06, (THEWILL) – The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said the law will be followed on the possible extradition of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, after allegations were levelled against him by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

THEWILL reports that a US court had ordered Kyari’s arrest over his involvement with a suspected international fraudster, Ramon Abass, popularly known as “Hushpuppi.”

Speaking in an interview with Voice Of America (VOA) on Thursday, Malami said  although there was a bilateral agreement between Nigeria and the US, guidelines must be followed.

Malami explained: “Yes, we have bilateral agreement between Nigeria and USA on extraditing anyone who commits any offence in any of the countries, be it Nigeria or the United States. But there are guidelines and the guidelines are when the country writes a letter to the foreign affairs ministry, and the foreign affairs will send to the Minister of Justice so the court will permit the extradition of anyone to go and answer some questions in the United States based on the allegations.

“I am not saying Abba Kyari will be extradited but the law will be followed judiciously before taking any action.”