A Federal High Court in Abuja has tossed out a suit by the Federal Government to extradite the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, to the United States of America.
In his decision on Monday, Justice Inyang Ekwo struck out the suit recorded by Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, on the ground that the application is incompetent, lacked merit, and was instituted in bad faith.
Justice Ekwo demanded that the present administration has no premise to file the extradition request, having started the trial in a case filed against the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
The Federal Government filed the extradition charges against Kyari to clear the way for his extradition to the US to answer fraud allegations.
Kyari is wanted in the United States over alleged conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft.
On April 29, 2021, a grand jury filed an indictment against Kyari with the approval of the US district court for the Central District of California, after which a warrant was given for his arrest.
In July 2021, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) prosecuted Kyari in a $1.1 million fraud involving an Instagram superstar, Hushpuppi.
After a month, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, got the report of a panel put up to probe the allegation against the official.