Detained Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari, have been given consent to file more evidence against a suit by the Federal Government seeking to extradite him to the United States of America for trial on criminal charges.
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday, gave Kyari the permission through his lead counsel Nureni Jimoh, SAN in a motion on notice.
Jimoh, while arguing the motion on notice, prayed the court to allow Kyari bring additional documentary exhibits to establish his innocence in the charges against him.
However, Counsel to The Federal Government, Mr Pius Akuta, vehemently opposed the granting of the request.
Akuta predicated his opposition on the ground that it was an attempt to cure deficiencies in the earlier documentary evidence adduced by the detained DCP.
Rejecting the objection of the Federal Government in a ruling, Justice Ekwo granted permission to Kyari to adduce further documentary exhibits to his own defence.
Ekwo said that the court would have ample opportunity to determine the probate value to be attached to the additional evidence.
Meanwhile, Justice Ekwo has fixed June 3rd for a definite hearing in the extradition suit instituted by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) on behalf of the Federal Government against Kyari.
Meanwhile, The Federal Government, through the Office of the AGF, had filed a suit seeking to extradite Kyari at the request of the American government to answer a case over his alleged link with Abdulraman Abbas popularly called Hushpuppi.
The suit, titled: “Application for the Extradition of Abba Kyari to the U.S.,” was dated and filed on March 2.
While the AGF is the applicant, Former head of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Kyari, is the respondent in the application.