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Abba Kyari’s extradition to the United States has been approved by the FG.

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The FG authorized the United States of America’s request to extradite suspended Commander of the Police Intelligence Response Team, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari, for the $1.1 million wire fraud perpetrated by Abass Ramon nicknamed Hushpuppi and four others on Thursday.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), revealed the government’s approval when he filed an application for Kyari’s extradition before the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The FHC/ABJ/CS/249/2022 application was filed under the Extradition Act.

According to the AGF, the application was made in response to a request from the US Embassy’s Diplomatic Representative in Abuja.

“For the surrender of Abba Alhaji Kyari, who is a subject in a superseding three counts indictment,” the request reads.

The AGF stated that the crime for which Kyari’s surrender is sought is neither political nor minor.

The AGF was also pleased that the request for Kyari’s surrender was made in good faith and in the interest of justice, rather than to harass or punish him because of his race, religion, nationality, or political beliefs.

“If surrendered, Kyari will not be biased during his trial and will not be punished, jailed, or restricted in his personal liberty due to his ethnicity, nationality, or political beliefs,” he stated.

According to the AGF, surrendering him will not be unjust or burdensome, nor would it be an excessive punishment, given the circumstances of the crime.

Malami further stated that Kyari has been charged with the crime for which his surrender is being sought.

He added that Kyari was not facing any criminal charges in Nigeria for the same offense

Remember that a jury indicted Kyari in April 2021, with the consent of the United States District Court, and asked that he stand trial for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft.

As a result, the US Embassy requested Kyari’s extradition, stating, “On April 29, 2021, a deputy clerk of the court issued a warrant of arrest for Kyari based on the indictment filed by the grand jury and with the permission of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.”

“The arrest warrant is still valid and can be used to apprehend Kyari for the offences listed in the indictment.”

“In the United States, Kyari is wanted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft.

“An indictment against Kyari was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on April 29, 2021, in case number 2:21-cr-00203 (also known as 2:21-MJ-00760 and 2:21-CR-00203-RGK).”

Kyari was accused of committing the crime with Ramon Abbas, called Hushpuppi, a Nigerian living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

“Count one: Conspiracy to conduct wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349, punishable by up to 20 years in prison,” the allegations against Kyari read.

“Count two: Conspiracy to launder money in violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 1956(h), which carries a potential sentence of 20 years in prison.”

“Count three: Aggravated identity theft, as well as aiding and abetting that crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1028A(a)(1) and 2(a), punishable by up to two years in prison.”


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Don’t accept wike’s deceptive Financial bribe- IPOB warns IMO communities

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The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has warned the people of Ohaji Local Government Area of Imo State against ceding their land to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.

IPOB cautioned the people of Ohaji against accepting Wike’s alleged satanic and deceptive financial inducement.

Emma Powerful, the spokesman of IPOB, issued the warning in reaction to an alleged illegal and undocumented ceding of communities in Ohaji Local Government Area to Wike.

Powerful warned that ceding their communities to Wike would affect their children’s future; hence such a deceptive move should be rejected.

He urged the communities to treat whoever is persuading them to change their state of origin as a criminal.

Powerful noted that accepting to change their state of origin for the sake of N150,000 monthly is evil.

A statement by Powerful reads partly: “Following an illegal undocumented treaty to cede communities of Ohaji Egbema LGA from Imo State to Rivers State via a crooked financial inducement by current Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.

“We the global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU wish to warn that such project is called to a halt to avert inevitable consequences.

“We suggest to the communities that fall into this deceptive venture masterminded by Nyesom Wike to retrace their steps, considering that this singular act could attract futuristic destructive effects.

“IPOB was intimated with the information regarding Governor Wike’s plan, which includes conditional future promises and haven gone through these moves realized that Wike will abandon them in future because governor Wike cannot be in charge of Rivers State beyond his tenor as a current Governor.

“It is a known fact that the Imo State government failed in their obligations as it concerns the predicaments they are facing in that area, but they must forget Wike with his satanic offer. Wike’s deceptive offer would harm them and their children in the future as such may not be sustainable by successive governments. Moreover, the Biafra restoration approaches hastily.

“IPOB is advising them to retrace their steps and watch what God Almighty has in stock for them; changing God Almighty’s plans for children will harm the communities in the future, for God to have placed you where you are today does not mean that he has abandoned you.

“The communities or anybody persuading them to change their State of origin identity and be acquired like slaves with cash value of N150 (One Hundred and Fifty Naira Only) is evil and must be treated as criminal because we don’t see where old men and women, youths and educated people would allow such an undocumented territorial treaty due to hunger and abandonment.”


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2023 elections: Pastor David Ibiyeomie tells Nigerians who to vote

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Pastor David Ibiyeomieof Salvation Ministries has addressed Nigerians on those to vote ahead of the 2023 general elections

Ibiyeomie urged Nigerians to vote for politicians with a vision for the country and not a politician.

He gave the remark while addressing his members at the church’s headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Pastor David Ibiyeomie noted that anyone who collects money to vote in the forthcoming election sold their conscience, stressing that electorates should vote for a statesman.

According to Ibiyeomie: “If you take money to vote, then you have sold your conscience. When we are shouting, you people will say I don’t shout. I am shouting now. Don’t collect bribes to vote, vote for your conscience.

“Don’t vote party again in Nigeria; vote for someone who has a vision. Nigeria is in the woods; she needs someone who has a vision.

“No politician should be voted; vote for a statesman instead. A statesman thinks of the next generation, a politician thinks only of the 2023 general elections.”


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Interpol arrests three Nigerians for international scam

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The International Police (INTERPOL) has arrested three Nigerians over alleged global scam.

The trio were arrested in a sting operation conducted simultaneously in a Lagos suburb, Ajegunle and in Benin City, 300 km to the East of the commercial capital.

One of the scammers, Hendrix Omorume has been charged and convicted and now faces a 12-month prison sentence.

The three men, aged between 31 and 38, were each arrested in possession of fake documents, including fraudulent invoices and forged official letters.

The investigation was conducted in conjunction with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The operation is part of a global operation codenamed “Killer Bee” involving INTERPOL National Central Bureaus (NCBs) and law enforcement in 11 countries across Southeast Asia.

According to INTERPOL’s Director of Cybercrime, Craig Jones, the organisation had “to alert Nigeria to a serious security threat where millions could have been lost without swift police action.”

The laptops and mobile phones seized by EFCC during the arrests, were examined by the INTERPOL to help confirm the systematic use of “Agent Tesla” malware to access business computers and divert monetary transactions to their own accounts.


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