The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, on Thursday claimed that he is not aware of the request to extradite the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.
Baba stated this while addressing newsmen at the Ministerial briefing, organized by the Presidential Communication Team, at the State House, Abuja.
There had been reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation requested for Kyari to be extradited following an allegation of bribery involving confessed fraudster, Hushpuppi.
But the IGP stated that he has not got a formal extradition request from the FBI and has only seen reports about the issue on social media.
The IGP further stated that his office had received legal advice from the office of the Attorney General of the Federation.
In his words, “We are working on what to do next in terms of asking the officer to account for what we have gathered in the investigation and what we will do next.
“But as for extradition order, I have not received any, I’ve not heard of any. I’ve not heard about it formally but I have read on social media that there was an extradition request. I’ve not seen it, I’ve not heard it formally. That is one.
“Two. When this issue of Kyari started, we took our action by constituting a panel to look at the allegation that was made against the senior officer.
“The allegation was based on receiving gratification and also fraternizing with Hushpuppi and his group and even receiving some instructions and so forth.
“We looked into all these allegations by a committee that was set up chaired by a DIG, we submitted our report to the SGF for vetting and advice on the finding we have gotten from the investigation.”
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