BREAKING: U.S. Court orders FBI to arrest, detain Abba Kyari over Hushpuppi multimillion-dollar fraud
warrant of arrest has been issued for Nigeria’s police commissioner Abba Kyari, Peoples Gazette can report based on court documents.
Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to track down Mr Kyari and produce him in the United States for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas, a notorious Nigerian fraudster.
Mr Abbas was arrested in Dubai last June and he pleaded guilty to fraud in the U.S. this week. The FBI said Messrs Abbas and Kyari have been friends and were both involved in a conspiracy to launder money.
Mr Kyari was also indicted of receiving bribes from Mr Abbas to arrest a member of the syndicate in Nigeria.
American prosecutors first sought a court warrant to arrest Mr Kyari on February 12, 2021, according to court documents seen by The Gazette. Another warrant was requested on April 29, 2021.
Judge Wright’s permission for the FBI to arrest Mr Kyari and hold him in U.S. custody was unsealed on July 26.
Mr Kyari in a hurried statement denied allegations of conspiracy with Hushpuppi, saying he only met him two years ago and did not benefit financially from the fraudster.
Source: Peoples Gazzette
“End this Nightmare” – Nnamdi Kanu’s family writes letter to UK Foreign Secretary
The Family of IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu have written a letter to UK Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab through their lawyers, BINDMANS LLP. In a statement issued of Thursday, gotten by POLITICS NIGERIA, the legal outfit revealed that Kanu’s family is challenging the ongoing ‘failure’ to provide consular assistance to the embattled pro-secessionist leader.
The statement read; “Bindmans LLP have sent a pre-action letter on behalf of the Kanu family to the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab MP, challenging his ongoing failure to provide consular assistance to Nnamdi Kanu, a British national who is currently detained by the Nigerian Security Services (DSS) in Abuja.”
“Mr Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, was arrested in Kenya in June 2021 and transferred across borders to Nigeria without his British passport. There are serious concerns that Mr Kanu was the subject of extraordinary rendition from Kenya to Nigeria, a practice which is unlawful under international law. He continues to be detained by the DSS in Nigeria.”
“Despite the family’s concerns that he has been subject to torture and is being denied essential medical treatment, the British High Commission have so far failed to visit him in in detention.
Mr Kanu’s family continue to call upon the British government to do everything they can to secure Mr Kanu’s safety.”
The statement also quoted Kanu’s wife comments on the matter. She said; “Only the British government can prevent him from being subjected to further harm. My family’s future happiness rests with Dominic Raab. He can end all of this in an instant. He can stop my nightmare.”
Kanu’s family is represented by Shirin Marker, John Halford and Verity Cannell of Bindmans LLP, together with Edward Fitzgerald QC, Jude Bunting and Tatyana Eatwell of Doughty Street Chambers.
Source: Politics Nigeria