Hushpuppi: I’m yet to receive Abba Kyari extradition request — IGP

IGP Usman Baba

Inspector-general of police Usman Baba on Thursday said he had not received formal extradition request from the Federal Bureau of Investigations for deputy commissioner of police Abba Kyari indicted by a US court.

The police boss stated this while speaking with State House correspondents at the ministerial briefing organised by the presidential communications team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Mr Kyari is accused of being involved in a $1.1m fraud deal involving Instagram celebrity Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi.

“I have not received any extradition request formally. But I have read from other places that there was an extradition request. I’ve not seen it and that is one,” Mr Baba said.

He, however, stated that the police were working closely with the office of the secretary to the government of the federation and the attorney general of the federation on the matter.

He also explained that the panel constituted to investigate the case had submitted its report to the SGF, Boss Mustapha, for vetting and advice on the findings.

According to him, the police had only recently received feedback from the SGF and were contemplating their next step.

“We just received the legal advice from the office of the attorney general on what to do next in terms of asking the officer to account for what we have gathered in the course of our investigation. But for the extradition, I have not seen anything like that formally,” he said.

Kyari is still suspended from the Force pending probe.