The suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari has opposed moves by the Federal Government to extradit him to the United States for trial, insisting that the processes has not followed due process.
DIPLOMATIC DIARY reports that the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday further adjourned the matter to June 3 for hearing on further affidavits and the substantive suit filed by the federal government.
The extradition application was filed by the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF), following a request by the United States government which indicted Kyari in a money laundering case involving Hushpuppi.
Kyari’s lawyer, Nureini Jimoh (SAN), in a written address to support his preliminary objection maintained that the AGF has not duly complied with the extradition process.
“My lord, we submit that the applicant has no competent process before this court qualified to be heard but liable to be struck out in its entirety for non-compliance with the provisions of the Extradition Act (Modification Order, 2014)”, he argued.
Justice Inyang Ekwo subsequently adjourned to June 3 for hearing on several applications for and against the substantive suit by the Federal Government.
Kyari’s lawyer told the press afterwards that the US allegedly wants to spoil the record of his client who was described by many as a super cop.