Court Rejects Suit To Stop Super Cop, Abba Kyari’s Arrest, Extradition to US

A Nigerian High Court has refused to grant an ex parte application to stop the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) from arresting and handing over of the country’s controversial super cop, Abba Kyari, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for extradition to the United States.

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A group has approached a Federal High Court in Abuja, country’s administration capital, on his behalf to stop the move to arrest him and hand him over to FBI.

The Court has, however, refused to grant the ex parte application restrainy the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) from arresting and extraditing suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari.

Kyari was indicted by a Report of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States.

The Police Service Commission had suspended DCP Kyari following recommendation from the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba.

The suspension took effect from Saturday, July 31st, 2021.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed rejected the application filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Northern Peace Foundation.

The foundation, through its legal team led by Dr. Olukayode Ajulo, had, through an ex parte application, prayed the judge to grant the temporary order of injunction against the two defendants pending the hearing and final determination of the substantive suit.

The application was accompanied by a 21-paragraph affidavit of urgency.

Justice Mohammed after carefully listening to the counsel, refused to grant the request to stop Kyari’s arrest and extradition through ex parte means.

Rather, he ordered the counsel to turn the ex parte motion to motion on notice and serve same on NPF and AGF.

Platforms  Africa reports that the judge also directed the applicant to serve all court processes in respect of the case on the two respondents and fixed September 9 for mention of the case.

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