Extradition: Abba Kyari’s fate will be decided by the court today

On Monday, the Federal Government’s lawsuit seeking to extradite suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari to the United States of America will be decided by an Abuja Federal High Court presided over by Justice Inyang Ekwo.

Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation, filed the extradition charges against Kyari on behalf of the Federal Government in order to facilitate his extradition to the US to address fraud claims in a case involving social media star Hushpuppi.

The Abuja division of the Court’s Justice Inyang Ekwo will give the decision that will decide the future of the suspended police chief who is considered as a “super cop.”

In order for Kyari to stand trial in its court—where Hushpuppi had already been found guilty of internet fraud and was scheduled to be sentenced on September 21—the US government had earlier demanded his extradition.

The alleged worldwide online fraudster’s sentence is still scheduled to begin on September 21, 2022, according to the US Attorney’s Office for Central District of California, Los Angeles.

Thom Mrozek, the director of media relations at the court, made this statement on Friday in response to a Channels Television email.

Hushpuppi’s punishment date has been postponed by the court at least three times since his conviction last year for an alleged $1.1 million fraud. Hushpuppi’s sentencing was originally set for February 14 but was postponed to July 11 and then to September 21 this year.

When asked when Hushpuppi, 39, would receive his court term, Mrozek said that the suspect had long since entered a guilty plea last year and would receive his sentence later this year.

On September 21, a federal judge in Los Angeles is slated to sentence Mr. Abbas, the man claimed.

Hushpuppi accepted a plea deal and admitted guilt to the accusations the court had filed against him, including wire fraud and money laundering. He faces “20 years in jail, three years of supervised release, a fine of $500,000 or double the gross gain or gross loss resulting from the offense,” according to court documents.

Along with 12 other people, he was detained in Dubai in June 2020 and later deported to the US for prosecution.

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