Following the Northern Group’s application to stop the arrest of the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, and his extradition, the Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to grant the ex parte application.
On Thursday, August 19, Justice Ahmed Mohammed rejected the application filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Northern Peace Foundation.
The foundation, through its legal team led by Dr. Olukayode Ajulo, had, through an ex parte application, prayed the judge to grant the temporary order of injunction against the two defendants pending the hearing and final determination of the substantive suit.
The application dated August 9 was accompanied by a 21-paragraph affidavit of urgency.
However, after carefully listening to the counsel, Justice Mohammed refused to grant the request to stop Kyari’s arrest and extradition through ex parte means.
Justice Mohammed however, ordered the Lawyer to turn the ex parte motion to motion on notice and serve same on NPF and AGF.
Justice Mohammed ordered the counsel to turn the ex parte motion to motion on notice and serve same on NPF and AGF.
The judge also directed the applicant to serve all court processes in respect of the case on the two respondents.
Subsequently, he fixed September 9 for mention of the case.
DCP Abba Kyari was allegedly indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI in an alleged multi-million naira advanced fee fraud said to have been perpetrated by a Nigerian citizen, Ramon Olorunwa Abbass popularly known as Hushpuppi.
According to Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesperson, the panel is expected to examine the allegations as contained in the FBI indictment and to look at the extant rules as a means of keeping abreast of the matter pending the submission of the report by the Police Investigative Panel (PIP).