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Hushpuppi Saga: 31 Northern Lawyers Volunteer To Defend Abba Kyari Over FBI Case.


The Coalition of Northern Groups has organized a group of 31 lawyers from northern Nigeria to render free legal services to the former commander of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari.

The group of lawyers on Wednesday volunteered their services, according to the spokesperson of the group, Sunusi Bappah Salisu, in a statement, the volunteer lawyers were drawn across all the 19 northern states and religions.

Salisu further stated that they had volunteered to render free legal services for the preservation of Kyari’s fundamental rights that might be potentially jeopardized by his alleged indictment by a court in the United States of America.

He said the group will critically review the procedures adopted by the FBI to get the US Court to indict Kyari on allegations of involvement in charges filed against a suspected fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi.

“We would raise questions involving the possibility of breaches to Kyari’s fundamental rights entrenched in Articles 6 and 7 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Right which essentially state that every individual shall have the right to liberty and to the security of his person and every individual shall have the right to have his cause heard,” he said.

Recall that Kyari has been suspended over allegations of corruption levelled against him by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States.

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