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Abba Kyari News: Extradition of DCP Abba Kyari to the United States is not automatic, according to Dr Kayode Ajulo, a constitutional lawyer and activist. #connectleynews

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Extradition of DCP Abba Kyari to the United States is not automatic, according to Dr Kayode Ajulo, a constitutional lawyer and activist.

A suspect, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, used Abba Kyari, Commander, IGP Intelligence Response Monitoring Team, to arrest and jail a co-conspirator, Chibuzo Vincent, after the latter threatened to expose an alleged one million dollar fraud committed against a Qatari businessman.

The United States Attorney’s Office had issued an arrest warrant for Kyari because of his alleged ties to Hushpuppi, who was facing charges including internet fraud and money laundering.

Before extradition can take place, Ajulo said in a statement released on Friday in Lagos that strict adherence to international and municipal legal mechanisms must be observed.

He claimed that as a sovereign state, Nigerian citizens could not be expelled or extradited without strict adherence to the Constitution and international protocols.

“Moreover, the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the United States are bound by the Extradition Treaty, which was signed on December 22, 1931 (and entered into force on June 24, 1935), as well as the Extradition Act of 1966, the (Extradition Modification) Order, 2014, the Extradition Act (Proceedings) Rules, 2015, and other International Protocols.

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“A request for the surrender of a fugitive criminal of any country must be made in writing to the Attorney-General by a diplomatic representative or consular officer of that country and must be accompanied by a duly authenticated warrant of arrest or certificate of conviction issued in that country,” according to Section 6 of the Extradition Act.

“Follow that, the Attorney General of the Federation’s office will have to conduct a discreet and thorough investigation into the allegations.

“And, if there is any prima facie case against DCP Kyari, initiate extradition proceedings against him in a Nigerian court of competent jurisdiction and obtain an Order of Court in line before he can be extradited to the United States.

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“As events unfold, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), faces a monumental task,” Ajulo said.

He lamented, however, that Kyari’s alleged indictment in the United States was an unfortunate situation involving Nigeria’s “Super Cop Abba Kyari .”

IGP Usman Baba, the Inspector-General of Police, ordered an “internal review of the allegations” against Abba Kyari by a US court on Thursday.

The IGP reaffirmed the Nigeria Police Force’s commitment to the pursuit of justice and the improvement of its professional relationship with the FBI and other international partners.

Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to the charge later.

If convicted, he faces a 20-year prison sentence, three years of supervision after completing his sentence, and monetary restitution of $500,000 or more.

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The criminal complaint that sparked the investigation into Hushpuppi and, ultimately, Kyari, was unsealed on Monday.

Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to his role in the school-finance scheme, as well as several other cyber and business email compromise schemes, totalling more than 24 million dollars in losses to his victims, on April 20, 2021

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Police will ensure credible elections in 2023 like in Osun, Ekiti: IGP

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Inspector General of Police Usman Baba says the police was working to sustain the improvements recorded in the conduct of security personnel at the Osun, Ekiti and Anambra off-cycle polls ahead of the 2023 general election.

Mr Baba, represented by DCP Basil Idegwu, the head of Police Federal Operation, said this at a security policy dialogue entitled “2022 General Election: Insecurity as a threat to constitutional succession”, organised by Cleen Foundation in partnership with Ford Foundation on Wednesday in Abuja.

“We have received great commendation both from international observers and local observers on the conduct and role of security agencies at the Ekiti and Osun election,” Mr Baba said. “This shows the readiness of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies to ensure a credible election come 2023.”

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He reassured that the police will work with sister security agencies to ensure peaceful conduct of the 2023 general election.

“However, it is imperative to note that in matters of security, every citizen is a stakeholder, and that is why this initiative organised to dialogue is highly commended because all hands must be on deck to ensure that the current insecurity is fought to stand still in the country,” he said.

Mr Baba said using the successes recorded in Edo, Ondo and Anambra elections, the police would ensure the peaceful conduct of the 2023 poll.

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He said the police had implemented a series of training for its officers and men to strengthen the security response mechanism,

Gad Peter, Cleen Foundation executive director, urged the police and other security agencies to develop a comprehensive public safety and security roadmap toward the general election.

Mr Peter stated that the dialogue was necessitated by the growth in scale, spread and sophistication of violent threats in the country.

“Security threats such as terrorism, insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, militancy, separatist agitation, farmer-herdsmen clashes, cultism, and proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW),” the CLEEN boss explained. “As well as threatening comments from some non-state armed groups, among others, have increased tension in the country and remain one of the greatest challenges in the build-up to the 2023 general elections if unaddressed.”

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Former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has given reasons he did not attend the book launch by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday.

Anyaoku said he was not formally invited to the event and was not consulted before his name was published as a special guest of honour.

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According to Anyaoku, an announcement was made in the media which indicated that he would be a Special Guest of Honour at Atiku Abubakar’s book presentation scheduled for September 28 at Chida Hotels Events Centre in Abuja.

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In a statement, Chief Anyaoku said nobody formally consulted him and he never agree to attend the event, adding that he remains nonpartisan while praying for the emergence of a competent leader next year.

The statement read: “My attention has been drawn to the announcement in This Day newspaper of 26/9/22 that I would be a Special Guest of Honour at Atiku Abubakar’s book presentation scheduled for 28th September at Chida Hotels Events Centre in Abuja.

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“Given the understandable propensity to read political meanings in public associations at this time of competition by political parties in the context of 2023 national elections, I wish to unequivocally state that nobody sought and obtained my agreement to be present at this particular book presentation.

“I have accepted the unreserved apologies rendered to me by the organizers of the event, and wish to reiterate that I remain non-partisan in praying that my country Nigeria will in 2023 elect people of proven competence and character whose sole mission will be to serve the national interests.”

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Court sacks Ahmed Lawan as APC senatorial candidate

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Yobe North Senatorial ticket: Machina kicks as APC submits Lawan’s name

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Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu has ruled that Bashir Shariff Machina is the duly elected candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District.

Consequently, the presiding judge, Justice Fadimatu Murtala, ordered the All Progressives Congress (APC) to submit the name of Machina to INEC.

This is as she affirmed the 28th May 2022 primary election conducted by the party which Machina won.

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In a judgement delivered today in Damaturu, Murtala also annulled the parallel primary election of 9th June 2022 that produced President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan.

Counsel to the second dependant Kolawale Balogun told newsmen that his client would be appropriately advised on the next move.

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