BREAKING: “The law will be followed” – Malami speaks on Abba Kyari’s Extradition

BREAKING: “The law will be followed” – Malami speaks on Abba Kyari’s Extradition

Nigeria’s Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has finally spoken on the Possible extradition of DCP Abba Kyari after his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI.

POLITICS NIGERIA earlier reported that Kyari fell from grace to grass after a US court ordered his arrest over his involvement with disgraced fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abass popularly known as ‘Hushpuppi’.

During an interview with Voice Of America (VOA) on Thursday, Malami disclosed that though there is a bilateral agreement between Nigeria and the US, there are guidelines to be followed.

“Yes, we have bilateral agreement between Nigeria and USA on extraditing anyone who commits any offence in any of the countries, be it Nigeria or United States but there are guidelines and the guidelines are when the country writes a letter to the foreign affairs ministry, and the foreign affairs will send to the minister of justice…so the court will give permission for extradition of any one to go and answer some questions in United states based on the allegations.”

“I am not saying Abba Kyari will be extradited but the law will be followed judiciously before taking any action,”, he said.

United States District Court of California has since issued an arrest warrant for Kyari.


Source: Politics Nigeria



78 killed as NAF jets bombard Zamfara forests

No fewer than 78 bandits have been neutralised by the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji, in the continued bombardment of criminal hideouts in forest reserves in Zamfara State, The Nation has learnt.

According to a.highly placed source, the bandits moving into Kwiambana Forest Reserves on motor bikes were wiped out by the Nigerian Air Force fighter jets.

The source said: “A 3-day intensive military operation led by the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji.

“In its resolve to rid the region of banditry, the air component focused on locations with high concentration of bandits such as South of Dansadau town and North of Kwiambana Forest Reserves in Zamfara State.

“Specifically, on 2 August 2021, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) surveillance platforms overhead these locations locked on armed bandits on bikes moving into Kwiambana Forest Reserves.

“Diligent tracking of their movement led the platforms to an extensive and well concealed camps with numerous huts”.

The source added: “Accordingly , using a mix of NAF Alpha Jet, MI 171 and Agusta 109 strike helicopters, bombardment of the camps commenced on the evening of 2 August 2021 in liaison with ground troops forming blocking forces around the targeted areas of the forest.

“Through these coordinated attacks, over 78 bandits were neutralised, and their camps destroyed.

“Informants and locals in the general vicinity also confirmed an exodus of surviving bandits from the forest. Further ISR by the air component confirmed a total abandonment of the camp by the surviving bandits.

“In another development, the NAF 404 Force Protection Group stationed in Kaduna, on 4 August 2021, arrested a 48-year-old bandits’ logistics runner named, Aminu Saminu, around the Kaduna International Airport.

“During interrogation, the culprit revealed that he usually disguises as a charcoal businessman to purchase food and other items for bandits at Bamba Village in Igabi Local Government Area (West of Kaduna International Airport).

“Useful information by the runner was availed to the Air Component that has engineered focus around the Kaduna International Airport environment and other areas with high bandits.”


Source: The Nation



JUST IN: Ex-President, Yaradua’s Son lands in Prison for killing four People

A Magistrate’s Court in Yola on Thursday remanded Aminu Yar’Adua, 36, the son of late former President Musa Yar’Adua, in prison for allegedly killing four people in an auto crash in Yola.

Yar’Adua, a student of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) Yola, was charged to court for allegedly causing death by dangerous driving on 23 June, 2021.

According to the police First Information Report (FIR) tendered in court by the prosecutor, Insp. Zakka Musa, the accused had, while driving along Yola bye pass on 23 June, 2021 , crushed six people as a result of over speeding.

The court heard that four of the victims were killed and the other two were injured in the accident, with the victims all hailing from Sabon Pegi, Yola South Local Government Area.

” Those that died in the accident were identified as; Aisha Umar (30), Aisha Mamadu (32), Suleiman Abubakar(2) and Jummai Abubakar (30), while, Rejoice Annu (28) and Hajara Aliyu(27) sustained injuries”, according to the FIR.

The prosecuting officer told the court that the relatives of late Aisha Umar, Suleiman Abubakar and Jummai Abubakar had demanded the sum of N15 million from the defendant as compensation.

But, when the FIR was read to the defendant as prayed by the prosecutor, he denied committing the offence, describing the allegation as untrue.

At that point, the prosecutor pleaded with the court to adjourn the matter, to enable him duplicate the case file and forward to the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

The Magistrate, Jummai Ibrahim granted the prosecution’s request and adjourned the matter to 19th August, 2021, for further mention, and ordered that the ex-president’s son be remanded in prison custody until then.


Source: Politics Nigeria