You need FBI to observe due course of for Kyari however denied identical to Kanu – Ejimakor Tells Malami Aloy Ejimakor, particular counsel for detained l…
You need FBI to observe due course of for Kyari however denied identical to Kanu – Ejimakor Tells Malami
Aloy Ejimakor, particular counsel for detained chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, says it’s unfair that the Lawyer Basic of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), unexpectedly extradordinayly renditioned the IPOB chief from Kenya to Nigeria but the Minister of Justice says the arrest warrant issued in opposition to a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US will observe due course of.
Ejimakor, who acknowledged this in a chat with The PUNCH, pressured that the painstaking course of the US has adopted within the request for Kyari was what Malami and the Federal Authorities of Nigeria ought to have adopted within the extradition of his consumer.
The IPOB chief’s lawyer was reacting to a press release by Malami’s Particular Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Umar Gwandu, who mentioned although the FBI was but to formally write the AGF Workplace looking for the switch of Kyari however every part can be achieved in step with the rule of legislation.
Kyari, the suspended former Head of the police Intelligence Response Workforce, is beneath investigation for alleged involvement in a $1.1m Web fraud allegedly perpetrated by Abbas Ramon, popularly referred to as Hushpuppi, and 4 others.
The FBI had claimed that Kyari detained one Kelly Chibuzor on the behest of Hushpuppi for one month to allow the latter and his co-conspirators fleece their Qatari sufferer of over $1m.
The Inspector-Basic of Police, Usman Baba, subsequently confirmed the receipt of FBI’s allegations in opposition to Kyari and arrange a panel to probe the cop.
However Malami’s aide had mentioned the AGF Workplace was but to obtain any communication from the FBI or the Nigeria Police Power relating to the arrest warrant issued in opposition to Kyari. The AGF Workplace is answerable for issues relating to extradition, repatriation and switch of suspects or wished individuals.
“There is no such thing as a official communication to that impact,” Gwandu had informed The PUNCH. He, nevertheless, mentioned that “every part can be achieved in response to the rule of legislation and primarily based on the dictates of the extant provisions of the legislation”.
Reacting, Kanu’s lawyer mentioned the FBI taught Nigeria a lesson in justice system by not going via again channels to rearrange the “abduction” of the police officer.
Ejimakor mentioned, “I don’t need to examine apples with oranges however what I can say is the problem via which the US is looking for for the switch of Abba Kyari to the US is illustrative of what Nigeria ought to have achieved within the case of Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu in all probability would have been transferred by Kenya if extradition proceedings had been commenced in opposition to him.
“What America is accusing Abba Kyari to have dedicated is clearly extraditable beneath the Nigerian legal guidelines and the legislation of the US as a result of the offences relate to cash laundering, bribery, corruption and all that.
“I’m not arranging judgment over Abba Kyari whether or not he dedicated it or not however the lesson all people must be taught, whether or not anyone is taking part in the tribal card or not, is: why would any individual believes that Abba Kyari deserves due course of and the identical particular person turns round and jubilate after the illegal switch in any other case referred to as extraordinary rendition of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and likewise seeks to jubilate over the tried illegal switch of (Sunday) Igboho from Benin Republic?
“Any such factor goes to point the deep fault strains in Nigeria. Anyone from part of the nation thinks it’s okay to seize somebody from one other nation with out due course of and convey him to Nigeria to reply offences of political character however it’s okay for an additional nation to submit itself to looking for due course of within the switch of a citizen of Nigeria to the US. It’s a very deep contradiction.”
Recall that Malami at a press briefing in Abuja on June 29, 2021 had introduced that the IPOB chief was arrested abroad and extradited to Nigeria.
Kanu, who was born on September 25, 1967, is a holder of Nigerian and British passports. He had earlier jumped bail in June 2018 earlier than leaving for the UK although he mentioned that he fled as a result of his life was now not protected in Nigeria.
Upon his re-arrest and extradition in June 2021, he was re-arraigned earlier than Justice Binta Nyako for terrorism-related expenses and has since been remanded within the custody of the Division of State Providers in Abuja.
Kanu’s trial has been adjourned until October 21, 2021.
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