By John Ikani
A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected an ex-parte application seeking an order to stop the Nigeria Police Force and Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation, from arresting and extraditing Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP).
Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed rejected the application filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Northern Peace Foundation.
The Foundation through its team of lawyers led by Dr Olukayode Ajulo, had presented an ex-parte application before the Judge praying him to grant the temporary order of injunction against the two defendants, pending the hearing and final determination of the substantive suit.
The ex-parte application dated August 9, was supported by a 21-paragraph affidavit of urgency.
However, after he carefully listened to the lawyer, Justice Mohammed refused to grant the request to stop Kyari’s arrest and extradition through ex-parte means.
Rather, Justice Mohammed ordered the counsel to turn the ex-parte motion to motion on notice and serve same on Police and AGF.
The Judge also directed the applicant to serve all court processes in respect of the case on the two respondents.
He subsequently fixed September 9 for mention of the case.
DCP Kyari was allegedly indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in an alleged multi-million naira advanced fee fraud said to have been perpetrated by a Nigerian citizen, Ramon Olorunwa Abbass, popularly known as Hussipuppi.