The Abuja High Court on Thursday granted arrested Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari additional evidence in connection with a case by the State Government seeking to extradite him to the United States of America for criminal prosecution.
Judge Inyang Ekwo upheld Kyari’s request made by his lead lawyer, Nureni Jimoh, on the motion by notice.
Jimoh, in opposing the application by notice, asked the court to allow Kyari to submit more documentation to prove his innocence.
State Attorney Pius Akuta, however, strongly opposed the approval of the application.
Akuta predicted his opposition on the grounds that it was an attempt to cure deficiencies in the previous documentary evidence presented by the arrested DCP Kyari.
Delivering the summary judgment, Justice Ekwo rejected the State Government’s opposition and gave Kyari permission to add more documentary material to defend himself.
The judge said the court would have ample opportunity to determine the amount of probate that should be included in the additional evidence.
Meanwhile, Justice Ekwo has set June 3 for a thorough hearing of the case filed by the Federation AGF General on behalf of the State Government against Kyari.
The case seeks to bring Kyari back after a US government request to prosecute him for alleged online fraud by a Nigerian man, Abdulraman Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi.
The federal government wants Kyari extradited to the United States to answer allegations that he has been linked to a conspiracy, Ramon Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi.
The State Government, through the AGF Office, has filed a marked application: FHC / ABJ / CS / 249/2022.
The complaint, entitled: “Abba Kyari’s Import Application to the US,” was filed and filed March 2.
While AGF is the applicant, Kyari is the respondent in the application.
Kyari was previously the Chief Inspector General of the Special Intelligence Team.
The application is filed under the Extradition Act, as part of the Nigerian government’s approval of a U.S. application. for Kyari to be repatriated.