Hours after the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice confirmed extradition request by the United States government on the suspended deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Abba Kyari and ordered necessary action, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Thursday announced plans to arraign him on March 7.
The National Drugs Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has charged suspended deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari and six others with drug trafficking.
The agency announcing this via its Twitter handle on Thursday, said it filed the charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday.
This follows moves by the Attorney-General of the Federation to extradite Mr Kyari to the United States over separate charges of fraud.
U.S. authorities had last year named Mr Kyari among five alleged conspirators of Ramon Abass a.k.a Huspuppi, an Instagram celebrity, in a $1.1 million fraud perpetrated against a Qatari businessperson.
The NDLEA filed eight narcotic charges against Mr Kyari at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday.
The other defendants charged alongside with the police officer are: ACP Sunday J. Ubua, ASP Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agirgba, Inspector John Nuhu, Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne.
According to the charges signed by Joseph Sunday, Director of Legal Services of the anti-narcotics agency, Mr Kyari and his co-defendants, who were members of Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, had between January 19 and 25, this year, dealt in 17. 55 kilogrammes of cocaine.