Nigeria may have approved the request by the United States for the extradition of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari.
The police officer was last April indicted by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California for an alleged link with the internet fraudster Hushpupi.
A deputy clerk of the court issued a warrant of arrest for him.
Kyari is wanted to stand trial for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering and identity theft.
He was accused of conspiring with a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Nigerian, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi to commit the crime.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), filed an application before the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja for Kyari’s extradition.
He said the application followed a request by the Diplomatic Representative of the U.S. Embassy in Abuja.
It is “for the surrender of Abba Alhaji Kyari, who is a subject in a superseding three counts indictment”.
Kyari and five other police officers are also undergoing interrogation by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over a cocaine deal.