The extradition procedure for Abba Kyari, the controversial supercop, has begun as Nigeria authorizes the US to request his extradition.
Last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America indicted Kyari in a fraud scheme involving an Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, a.k.a Hushpuppi and four others.
The fraudsters were said to have conspired to steal more than $1.1 million from a Qatari businessperson.
The indictment resulted in the suspension of Abba Kyari. It also marked the beginning of an internal probe, amid calls for him to be extradited to the United States.
The celebrated police officer, who is currently facing trial over alleged drug trafficking in Nigeria, is now wanted in the United States to stand trial for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering and identity theft.
The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami had recently revealed that the Federal Government and the Government of the United States were discussing the possible extradition of the embattled police officer.
But on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, Malami filed an application before the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja for Kyari’s extradition.