A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court presided over by Justice Bolaji Belgore has granted an order for leave to file an application for “order of mandamus” that would ensure criminal charges are filed against the suspended Commander of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abba Kyari.
The application asked the court to compel the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami and Nigeria Police Force to file criminal charges against the disgraced police chief, Kyari.
The leave was granted on Thursday, November 4 following a suit marked: FCT/HC/CV/561/2021 filed by the President of One Love Foundation, Chief Patrick Eholor given a warrant of arrest from the United States against the embattled senior police officer.
Eholor filed the suit with no: FCT/HC/CV/561/2021, with DCP Abba Kyari, AGF and the Nigeria Police Force as parties.
Eholor, through his lawyer, Paul Odeh Esq, while moving the application, urged the court to consider the entire annexures of indicting criminal complaints from the USA District Court and the failure of the 2nd and 3rd defendants, (AGF and Nigeria Police Force) to properly commence investigation and file charges against DCP Abba Kyari, even after an investigation into the graft charges brought upon him by the federal authorities of the US.
The judge after he had listened to the arguments advanced by Eholor granted the ‘Leave of Mandamus’ to file a suit for criminal charges, extradition process on Abba Kyari.
There were speculations that Kyari would be returned to the police force as IGP IRT Commander but by this order, it will be contemptuous of the AGF and IGP to re-admit Kyari or call off his suspension.
Kyari was indicted by a US court sitting in California over alleged involvement in internet fraud of over $1.1 million with Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi where it was alleged that he (Hushpuppi) swindled a Qatari businessman trying to set up a school in Qatar.