Hushpuppi large scale fraud: Abba Kyari risks extradition to America, says Nigerian government

The celebrated suspended celebrity Nigerian Police Officer, Abba Kyari who was fingered in a multi-million dollars fraud spearheaded by Ramon Abass, popularly called Hushpuppi, risk extradition to United States of America (USA) to face trial.

Penpushing reports that, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, gave this indication while appearing on a Television programme on Monday, adding that there are reasonable grounds to proceed against him

The Attorney General whose office was forwarded the report of police investigations, said with the reasonable grounds Nigerian Government may proceed against Kyari by either putting him on or extraditing him to America where charges are pending against him.

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

Penpushing further reports that, Malami while responding to question if the police report found Kyari “guilty” was diplomatic in response, but said perhaps, reasonable grounds for suspicion can be established which will translate into prosecution.

“You can’t find someone guilty, but perhaps, reasonable grounds for suspicion can be established which will translate into prosecution that will eventually translate…” Malami explained

“That is why we are talking of reasonable grounds for suspicion. Reasonable grounds for suspicion have been established and that will eventually translate to the possibility of prosecution and eventual conviction if at the end of the day one is adjudged guilty by the court of law’, he added.

“The position now is that there are prima facie grounds, reasonable grounds for suspicion that have been considered, from the perspective of prosecution, prospective of likely extradition, if the need for so doing arises. That is what is unfolding in terms of international collaboration”

Penpushing also reports that, the Attorney General disclosed that there was also an ongoing collaboration with the United States of America (USA) authorities over Hushpuppi, while it will be recalled that American government had in July 2021, unveiled the charges against Kyari and other alleged co-conspirators.

The Nigerian Instagram celebrity (Huspuppi),  until his arrest in Dubai, United Arab Emirate(UAE), in June 2020, is one of the arrowheads of the scam, and  has pleaded guilty to the charges in a separate case, while his sentence is billed to come up later in the year.

Penpushing reports, the Nigeria Police authorities on completion of an enquiry into Kyari’s alleged roles in the scam, has since kept sealed lips over the outcome, even as the world awaits the result.

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