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Nigeria may extradites ‘super cop’ Abba Kyari to US

Abba Kyari

Nigeria has said a senior police officer indicted in the US on money laundering charges may be extradited if need be.

Abba Kyari, who has a reputation in Nigeria as a “super cop”, is wanted by US law enforcement agencies over allegations of links to Instagram influencer and fraudster Ramon Abbas – also known as Hushpuppi.

The country’s attorney general said Nigeria was collaborating with the US to ensure justice is served.

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Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to money laundering in a US court in July 2021.

US officials said that Hushpuppi had alleged in an affidavit that he got Mr Kyari to arrest a syndicate member with whom he had fallen out.

Mr Kyari allegedly sent Hushpuppi details of a bank account in which he could deposit payment for the arrest, the statement said.

The senior police officer denied any involvement but was suspended pending the outcome of the investigations.

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