Abba Kyari's appeal to provide further evidence in order to prevent his extradition to the United States is granted by the court.


A federal high court has allowed Abba Kyari, a detained deputy commissioner of police, permission to provide more evidence in his defence of a petition filed by the Nigerian government seeking to extradite him to the United States of America to face fraud accusations.

Remember that a few months ago, Abubakar Malami, Nigeria's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, began extradition procedures against Kyari, who is wanted by the US government on pending fraud accusations.

Justice Inyang Ekwo granted Kyari's request to appeal the lawsuit on Thursday, June 2, after his lead counsel, Nureni Jimoh, filed an application.

Despite the opposition of the federal government's lawyer, Pius Akuta, Jimoh begged with the court to allow Mr Kyari to provide additional documentary exhibits to prove his innocence in the accusations brought against him.

On his own behalf, Akuta stated that it is an attempt to correct flaws in Mr Kyari's earlier documentary evidence.

After deciding on the case, Justice Ekwo granted Kyari's plea, stating that the court will have adequate opportunity to decide the probate value to be attached to the additional evidence.

The extradition case was then deferred until June 3 for a definitive hearing.


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