31 Northern lawyers to defend suspended Abba Kyari

No fewer than thirty-one lawyers from the northern region have decided to mount a defense for DCP Abba Kyari.

The group of lawyers noted that this was in response to the recent call by the Coalition of Northern Groups for the preservation of Kyari’s fundamental rights.

Barrister Bappah Salisu, on behalf of the lawyers at a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, August 11, said their legal services was free.

A report by Vanguard indicates that at least thirty-one northern lawyers have announced their decision to defend Abba Kyari, an embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP).

The suspended senior police officer was indicted by a United States District Court which issued an arrest warrant for him in connection with a $1.1m scam involving Ramon Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi.

This is coming after Kyari appeared before the probe panel constituted to investigate his alleged link with Hushpuppi.

Meanwhile, the United States has requested for the pre-trial detention of the suspended head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
According to papers filed at the United State District Court for the Central District of California, the US government is entitled to detention hearing if the defendant risks fleeing.

The court papers indicates that the documents signed by Acting US Attorney, Tracy Wilkinson and two other officials were filed on Thursday, April 29.

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