Reports have emerged revealing how it took the intervention of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for the police to arrest and handover to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) disgraced ‘super cop’, DCP Abba Kyari.
It was gathered that the NDLEA boss, Buba Marwa had already briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on allegations levelled against Kyari.
However, the Police refused to take action after a request by the drug control agency until the presidency directed Inspector-General Baba Usman to release him to the NDLEA.
Kyari, the suspended Head of the Intelligence Response Team, was earlier declared wanted by the NDLEA over alleged drug links.
Sources also revealed to The Nation that Abba Kyari’s arrest on drug related offences would not stop his planned extradition to the United States.
According to a top government source, Buhari’s administration and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) are finalising the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) on Kyari’s extradition to answer questions on a $1.1million loot involving suspected internet fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, alias Hushpuppi.
Already, the US has forwarded indictment documents and some evidence to the Federal Government. It claimed that there is a prima facie case against Kyari. The arrest of the top police cop has confirmed the suspicion of the USA.
“The final stage is the invocation of the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) and Kyari will be extradited to the United States for interrogation and trial.”
Another source revealed that after briefing Buhari, the NDLEA set machinery in motion for the arrest Kyari and four others, adding that two drug suspects linked with the Kyari group are already in the agency’s custody.
He disclosed that the NDLEA will today (Tuesday) grill the five police officers alongside the two drug traffickers.
“Both the traffickers and the police officers will have the opportunity to face detectives on how Kyari became an intermediary.