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.
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.