The Federal Government on Thursday approved the request by the United States of America for the extradition of suspended DCP Abba Kyari.

Mr Kyari was indicted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, over the $1.1million fraud involving Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi and four others.

The embattled senior police officer is currently in detention at the NDLEA for alleged involvement in cocaine trafficking.

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

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

The AGF said the application followed a request by the Diplomatic Representative of the U.S. Embassy in Abuja.

Umar Gwandu, spokesman for Mr Malami further explained that process of extradition has different stages.

“As you are aware extradition is a process that involves multifaceted components.

“The components are usually multi-territorial; international, local and judicial.Submission of request from the concern party to the relevant authorities constitutes one of such components.

“The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice received the extradition request in respect of the officer in question.

“After thorough studies and reviews of issues regarding the application and components thereof, the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice processed the application and forward same to the relevant authorities for further necessary action,” he added.