Officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), have reportedly met with the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, to demand the arrest and extradition of deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari, to the United States.
It was said that it is the meeting officials of the FBI will be holding with the Nigeria police hierarchy this week over Kyari, after a court in the United States issued a warrant of arrest for him on Wednesday.
According to SaharaReporters, a top source in the police, disclosed that four FBI agents met with the IGP on Thursday, asking that Kyari be taken to the U.S for interrogation over his role in the activities of suspected serial internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, commonly known as Hushpuppi.
The publication further said the source revealed that the FBI agents returned for another meeting on Friday, due to the urgency of the case.
“FBI agents met with the IGP yesterday (Thursday) to demand Abba Kyari’s arrest and extradition to the United States citing the urgency of the case. Four FBI agents returned to the IG’s office this morning, they are there asking the IGP to release Kyari for interrogation,” the source was quoted as saying.
The IGP had on Thursday, ordered an internal review of the allegations and indictment processes from the FBI against Kyari.
This was contained in a statement issued by the force’s spokesperson, Frank Mba, on Facebook.
The force also stated that it is committed to the pursuit of justice and the strengthening of its professional relationship with the FBI and other international partners.
Mba assured Nigerians that the force will further communicate developments on the case.
“Sequel to the receipt of allegations and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against one of the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, DCP Abba Kyari, the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba psc (+), NPM, fdc has ordered an internal review of the allegations,” the statement had said.