A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja and presided over by Justice Ahmed Mohammed on Thursday turned down the request to stop the arrest and subsequent extradition to the United States of America, of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.
A United States Court had recently ordered the arrest of DCP Kyari. A District Court of California had issued a warrant of arrest for Kyari over his alleged role in a $1.1 million fraud case involving notorious internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, also known as ‘Husppupi’.
But, the Incorporated Trustees of Northern Peace Foundation had approached the court for an order restraining the Police and the Attorney General of the Federation from arresting Kyari and extraditing him to the United States to face charges.
In an exparte application argued on Thursday, the foundation through its lawyer, Dr Olukayode Ajulo prayed the court to halt Kyari’s extradition pending the hearing and final determination of the substantive suit.
The ex-parte application dated August 9 was supported by a 21-paragraph affidavit of urgency.
However, after he carefully listened to the lawyer, Justice Mohammed refused to grant the request to stop Abba Kyari’s arrest and extradition through ex-parte means.
Rather, Justice Mohammed ordered the counsel to turn the ex-parte motion to motion on notice and serve same on the Police and AGF.
The Judge also directed the applicant to serve all court processes in respect of the case on the two respondents.
He subsequently fixed September 9 for mention of the case. (THISDAY)