Abba Kyari’s offence is extraditable – Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu’s special counsel, Mr. Aloy Ejimakor has said that
what the Federal Bureau of Intelligence, FBI, is asking from Nigeria on Abba Kyari is what Nigeria would have done on Nnamdi Kanu.

Ejimakor said the Nigeria exposed her hypocrisy by protecting the presumed police super Cop, Abba Kyari on the warrant of arrest extended on Kyari by the FBI.

Ejimakor said that whereas the FBI has toed a civilian legal method of extradition of the suspended police officer, the Nigeria government crudely abducted the IPOB leader, exposing the country’s leadership bias.

Ejimakor said, “I do not want to compare apples with oranges but what I can say is the difficulty through which the US is seeking for the transfer of Abba Kyari to the US is illustrative of what Nigeria should have done in the case of Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu probably would have been transferred by Kenya if extradition proceedings were commenced against him.

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“What America is accusing Abba Kyari to have committed is clearly extraditable under the Nigerian laws and the law of the United States because the offences relate to money laundering, bribery, corruption and all that.

“I am not arranging judgment over Abba Kyari whether he committed it or not but the lesson everybody needs to learn, whether anybody is playing the tribal card or not, is: why would somebody believes that Abba Kyari deserves due process and the same person turns around and jubilate after the unlawful transfer otherwise known as extraordinary rendition of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and also seeks to jubilate over the attempted unlawful transfer of (Sunday) Igboho from Benin Republic?

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“This type of thing goes to indicate the deep fault lines in Nigeria. Somebody from a part of the country thinks it is okay to grab someone from another country without due process and bring him to Nigeria to answer offences of political character but it is okay for another country to submit itself to seeking due process in the transfer of a citizen of Nigeria to the United States. It is a very deep contradiction.”

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