We’ll Follow Due Process In Extraditing Abba Kyari To The US

 

He explained that either of the countries can write the other if their citizen committed a crime in the other country, to ask for the extradition of the offender.

*Abubakar Mallami, Attorney -General of the federation (Photo credit: Channels TV)

PEGASUS REPORTERS | AUGUST 7, 2021

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said the decision to extradite the disgraced and suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abba Kyari to the United States will be decided by the court.

He noted that due process would be followed to extradite Kyari following a request by a US court.

Malami who was speaking during an interview with the Voice of America, VOA on Thursday noted that there is a bilateral agreement between Nigeria and the US and guidelines to be followed.

He said, “Yes, we have a bilateral agreement between Nigeria and USA on extraditing anyone who commits any offense 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 give permission for the extradition of anyone to go and answer some questions in United states based on the allegations.”

He explained that either of the countries can write the other if their citizen committed a crime in the other country, to ask for the extradition of the offender.

He however clarified the position as to whether it has been decided to extradite the suspect saying: “I am not saying Abba Kyari will be extradited but the law will be followed judiciously before taking any action,” he said.

A pre-trial arrest and detention of Abba Kyari, for 10 days has been earlier requested by a United States District Court of California.

*Hushpuppi is like saying to Abba Kyari, yes he’s involved.

The papers filed in US court on April 29, 2021, requesting 10-day pre-trial detention of Kyari on criminal grounds were signed by Acting US Attorney, Tracy Wilkinson, and two other officials.

The documents say, “Plaintiff, United States of America, by and through its court of records hereby requests detention of defendant (Abba Kyari) and gives notice of the following factors:

“Pre-trial detention requested (S 3142(e)) because no condition or combination of conditions will reasonably assure:

“a. The appearance of the defendant as required

“b. Safety of any other person and the community.”

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