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I haven’t received formal request for extradition of DCP Kyari, says IGP


Usman Baba, inspector-general of police (IGP), says the police is yet to receive a formal request for the extradition of Abba Kyari, suspended deputy commissioner of police.

Speaking at a media briefing on Thursday, Baba said the police has, however, received feedback on the legal advice requested from Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation.

On August 26, Usman Baba, inspector-general of police (IGP), received the report of the panel set up to probe the bribery allegations against Kyari over his alleged relationship with Hushpuppi, the self-confessed international fraudster.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had earlier revealed how Kyari allegedly collaborated with Hushpuppi to jail one of the latter’s associates, after a dispute over a $1.1 million scam on Qatari businesspeople.

But Kyari denied the allegation, claiming that his “hands are clean”.

In September, Muhammad Dingyadi, minister of police affairs, had said the panel report on Kyari had been submitted to Malami.

Speaking on the development, Baba said the police had received the AGF’s legal advice, adding that he hasn’t received any formal request for Kyari’s extradition to the US over the allegations.

“I have read it from the social media that there was an extradition request. I have not seen it; I’ve not heard it formally” he said.

“We just received the legal advice from the office of the attorney-general and we’re working on what to do next.”

He, however, added that the police will work on the legal advice by the AGF “to ask Kyari to account for what we have found out”.



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