US prosecutors in the Abba Kyari case and co-conspirators of the multi-million dollar fraud orchestrated by Ramon “Hushpuppi” Abbas have accused the disgraced police office of being on the run.
Officials have said they will prosecute three other co-conspirators in the international wire fraud and money laundering case which will begin in October and could last until May 2022.
Mr Kyari hid behind Nigeria’s corrupt police system to obstruct his extradition to the United States for trial after his indictment in July.
The Nigerian police have set up three different panels to examine and re-examine the case filed by the FBI against Mr. Kyari.
Last week, Police Minister Maigari Dingyadi said that only President Muhammadu Buhari had the power to rule on the case of the disgraced Deputy Police Commissioner.
The minister’s comments were quickly refuted by legal experts, who said it was more of an attempt to help Kyari escape justice, as his extradition process could easily be handled by the attorney general’s office.
“The defendants Abdulrahman Imraam Juma, Kelly Chibuzo Vincent and Abba Alhaji Kyari are still at large,” Tracy Wilkinson, one of the top US prosecutors in charge of the trial, told Judge Otis Wright in a process filed on September 24, 2021, and seen by the People’s Gazette.
Prosecutors and defense lawyers have agreed to continue the trial of Motunrayo Fashola, Bolatito Agbabiaka and Yusuf Anifowoshe, the three co-conspirators already arrested and released on bail.