Abba Kyari’s offer further evidence to halt his US extradition

abba kyari's offer further evidence to halt his us extradition
abba kyari’s offer further evidence to halt his us extradition

The federal high court has approved Abba Kyari’s plea to provide additional evidence in opposition to the Nigerian government’s suit seeking to extradite him to the United States of America to face fraud accusations.

Recall that a few months ago, Abubakar Malami, Nigeria’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, initiated extradition proceedings against Kyari, who is wanted by the United States government on pending fraud accusations.

Justice Inyang Ekwo allowed Abba Kyari request to contest the lawsuit on Thursday, June 2, in response to an application filed by his main counsel, Nureni Jimoh.

Although the attorney for the federal government, Pius Akuta, contested the application, Jimoh urged with the court to allow Mr Kyari to provide new documentary evidence to prove his innocence.

Akuta, for his part, stated that this is an effort to rectify inadequacies in the earlier documentary evidence submitted by Mr. Kyari.

After deciding on the case, Justice Ekwo granted Kyari’s plea and stated that the court will have adequate opportunity to evaluate the probate value to be attached to the additional evidence.

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

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