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Abba Kyari: Embattled DCP To File More Evidence Against FG's Extradition Suit

Detained Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, has been granted permission by a Federal High Court in Abuja 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.

The permission was given on Thursday by Justice Inyang Ekwo who granted the request made via Kyari's lead counsel Nureni Jimoh (SAN) in a motion on notice.

While presenting his argument, Jimoh prayed the court to allow Kyari to bring more documentary exhibits to establish his innocence in the charges levelled against him.

The counsel to the federal government, Pius Akuta, opposed the granting of the request, predicating his stance on the ground that it was an attempt to cure deficiencies in the earlier documentary evidence adduced by the detained DCP.

While giving the ruling, Ekwo rejected the FG's objection and granted permission to Kyari to adduce further documentary exhibits to his own defence.

He stated that the court would have ample opportunity to determine the probate value to be attached to the additional evidence.

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