ABBA KYARI: Court refuses application to stop Kyari’s arrest, extradition – Nexus News


Yesterday, The Federal High Court in Abuja, declined to grant an ex parte application to restrict the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) from arresting and extraditing suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed declined the application filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Northern Peace Foundation. The foundation, through its legal team headed by Dr. Olukayode Ajulo, had, through an ex parte application, requested that the judge grant the temporary order of injunction against the two defendants pending the hearing and final determination of the substantive suit.

Abba Kyari

The application dated August 9 was followed by a 21-paragraph affidavit of urgency. However, after listening attentively to the counsel, Justice Mohammed rejected the grant requested to stop Kyari’s arrest and extradition through ex parte means.

Instead, he commanded the counsel to turn the ex parte motion to motion on notice and serve the same on NPF and AGF.

The judge also ordered the applicant to serve all court processes in respect of the case on the two respondents and slated September 9 for mention of the case.

HOWEVER, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has organized an in-house panel to revise, in detail, documents linked to the suspended DCP, a former head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of NPF, accused by a report of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

According to Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesman, the team is expected to examine the accusations as contained in the FBI indictment and to study the extant rules as a means of keeping abreast of the matter pending the submission of the report by the Police Investigative Panel (PIP).

The panel led by Tijani Mohammed, the Director, Department of Police Discipline, has as its terms of reference: to gather and document useful information on Kyari in view of his disciplinary matter and to analyse the information gathered and make appropriate recommendation/s to the commission.

“The panel, inaugurated by the Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Commission, Abubakar Ismaila, has started work, while PSC awaits the report of the DIG Joseph Egbunike investigative panel on the matter.

“The report of the in-house panel is expected to assist the commission take an informed decision when the PIP report is submitted for the commission’s consideration,” Ani said


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