inister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Dingyadi has opened up on the roadmap that the extradition of Abba Kyari, celebrated Nigerian police officer involved in the fraud case of Hushpuppi, will take.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had declared Kyari wanted in the United States of America (USA), and three weeks later, the police authorities in Nigeria set up a panel to study in details the allegations of bribery levelled against the erstwhile Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
The panel, headed by DIG Joseph Egbunike, had in August submitted its report and recommendation to the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, and the Minister of Police Affairs has now said the report and recommendation are the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).
The Minister of Police Affairs further revealed in a televised programme monitored by TNG on Channels TV’s Politics Today on Tuesday that the report was sent to the AGF for legal opinion, following which, Alhaji Dingyadi said the report would be sent to President Muhammadu Buhari for final consideration.
“The issue of Abba Kyari has become a public domain. The committee has submitted it’s report to the IGP. We have submitted this report and recommendation to the Attorney General of the Federation for legal opinion. Thereafter, we will take it to Mr President for final consideration.
“Even though this matter is a local matter here, it also has international connotations. So, we have to do some due diligence to ensure that we do the right thing. There has to be some consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice before a final decision is taken,” Dingyadi said.