Hushpuppi: No formal extradition request for Abba Kyari – IGP | Dailytrust

Hushpuppi: No formal extradition request for Abba Kyari – IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, Sunday said he had yet to see or receive any formal extradition request from the Federal Bureau of Investigations for Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, who was indicted by an American court in the Hushpuppi case.

Speaking at the State House in Abuja at the ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Team, the IGP said he had received the legal advice from the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.

He said: “We’re working on what to do next in terms of asking the officer to account for what we’ve gathered in the investigation and what we’ll do next. But as for extradition order, I’ve not received any, I’ve not heard of any. I’ve not heard about it formally, but I’ve read it on the social media that there was an extradition request.  I’ve not seen it, I’ve not heard it formally.  That is one.

“Two. When this issue of Kyari started, we took our own action by constituting a panel to look at the allegation that was made against the senior officer. 

“The allegation was based on receiving gratification and also fraternizing with Hushpuppi and his group and even receiving some instructions and so forth. 

“We looked into all these allegations by a committee that was set up chaired by a DIG, we submitted our report to the SGF for vetting and advice on the finding we’ve got from the investigation”. 

On the November 6 Anambra governorship election, Baba said most officers that would be assigned to polling stations for the Anambra poll would be unarmed.

He said they would be involved in checking vote rigging and illegal campaign at venues.  

He said the massive deployment of security personnel was meant to check the activities of troublemakers.

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