US TO OFFER KYARI LEGAL REPRESENTATION, KEEPS MUM ON EXTRADITION – PUNCH PG.4
THE Department of Justice of the United States of America has declined comments on the planned extradition of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari. The justice department, however, reiterated that Kyari is facing charges filed in 2021 which led to his indictment, adding that he would be offered legal representation in the US. In an email to an inquiry sent by Sunday PUNCH, Thom Mrozek, the Director of media relations of the United States Attorney’s Office said, “We will not have any comment in relation to a pending extradition request for any defendant. “In relation to Mr Kyari, he already faces charges that we filed last year in Los Angeles after a federal grand jury issued an indictment. “I can tell you that all criminal defendants in the United States are entitled to legal representation.”
BUHARI’S REQUEST FOR AMENDMENT TO ELECTORAL ACT’LL BE SCRUTINISED – SENATE – PUNCH PG.8
The Senate has said the amendment sought by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), to the Electoral Act 2022 will pass through the due legislative process. Buhari had officially conveyed his reservation about the Act to the National Assembly, asking the federal parliament to delete Section 84(14) of the new electoral law. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, at the plenary on Tuesday, read Buhari’s cover letter on the Electoral Act 2022 (Amendment) Bill, dated February 28, 2022.
N3BN ASSETS FORFEITURE: ARMY GENERAL THREATENS COURT ACTION – PUNCH PG.40
A serving Army Major General, Jafaru Mohammed, of the Office of the National Security Adviser, has given a national newspaper (not PUNCH) 24-hours to retract a story ‘accusing’ him of perpetrating ‘fraud’ and corruption through the acquisition of properties to the tune of N3bn. Mohammed, through his lawyer, Dr Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), said the tabloid, in a story it published on February 15, 2022, damaged his reputation and good name by wrongly misquoting a judgment of a Federal High Court in Abuja which absolved him.
MALABU OIL DEAL: ADOKE ASKS MALAMI TO WITHDRAW ‘FALSE DEPOSITIONS’ – DAILYTRUST PG.8
A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has written to the incumbent, Abubakar Malami (SAN), seeking to correct alleged false depositions in a London court over the Malabu OPL 245. The letter, dated March 3, 2022 and signed by Adoke’s counsel, Paul Erokoro (SAN), is titled, “Untrue and Unfair Accusation of Fraud /Corruption against Mohammed Adoke in the case of the Federal Republic of Nigeria versus JP Morgan Chase N.A.”