President Muhammadu Buhari has the final say on whether or not DCP Abba Kyari will be handed over to US authorities, police affairs minister Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi has said.
Kyari, who has since been suspended as the head of the Intelligence Response Team, is wanted by a US court for an alleged link to ‘wire fraudster’ Ramon Abbas, a. k. a. Hushpuppi.
“The issue of Abba Kyari is in the public domain and I think by now everybody has heard that the police in their very wisdom, in their usual way of becoming transparent and fair to all, have set up a committee to investigate all these allegations,” Dingyadi told Channels TV.
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“We have also reported that the committee has submitted its report to the Inspector General of Police. We have also submitted this report and recommendations to the Attorney-General of the Federation for a legal opinion. Thereafter, we will take it to Mr President for final consideration.
“So, you can see that though this matter is a local matter here, it has some international connotations. We have to do some due diligence to ensure that we do the right thing. We have to do some consultations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice before a final decision will be taken.
“What is important is that Nigerians should know that the police management is up and doing and it has done what it is supposed to do. I hope people will wait and see what actions will be taken on this matter.”