Hushpuppi: Nigeria in talks with U.S, may extradite Abba Kyari, says Malami

Suspended cop, Abba Kyari, embattled head of police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), enmeshed in multimillion-dollar fraudulent deal led by Ramon Abbas popularly known as Huspuppi, may be extradited to face charges in the United States.

Mr Kyari’s name cropped up while the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were probing Mr Abbas who has pleaded guilty to the $1.1million deal. In many of his edited and deleted rebuttals, the suspended cop declared himself clean, while claiming he was only linked to the fraudster through a fashion design deal and debt recovery.

The FBI, in its investigation, detailed how Mr Kyari, whose dismissal has reportedly being approved by the Police Service Commission (PSC), took part for the deal which initially had hitches but later scaled through due to his participation.

Speaking on the development on Channels TV Monday night, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami confirmed that the federal government was in talks with the U.S and might likely extradite Kyari.

“There is a lot of issues that are ongoing, inclusive of the possibility and consideration for extradition and associated things,” Mr Malami noted.

“That is where the collaboration element of it comes to play. There could be a possibility or perhaps a need for making such request.

“As far as I am concerned, the parties are discussing and collaborating and there are exchange of correspondence from the perspective of investigation, from the perspective of extradition and associated things,” he added.