HUMAN RIGHTS lawyer, Femi Falana, has said the embattled former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, will face trial no matter how long it takes.
The internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularlly known as Hushpuppi, had alleged that he bribed Kyari to arrest someone who outsmarted him in a $1.1m scam, an allegation the Police officer denied.
A US court had issued a warrant of arrest for Kyari over his alleged involvement in the $1.1m fraud committed by Hushpuppi.
The indictment by the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) led to Kyari’s suspension from the Force by the Police Service Commission (PSC).
The Police had also set up a panel to probe Kyari while he was replaced as head of the Intelligence Response Team of the force.
Speaking on Sunday during a Twitter Spaces conversation, Falana said the US government will make Kyari stand trial no matter how long it takes.
He said Kyari has been above the law in Nigeria for a very long time, following several complaints against the embattled supercop.
Falana asserted that a government that engaged in “gangsterism” while dealing with secessionists wants to follow due process in Kyari’s case.
Whether Abba Kyari likes it or not, the Americans are going to get him to stand trial,”