At least 31 northern lawyers have vowed to take over Abba Kyari’s case to defend him against the Federal Bureau of Investigation known as FBI
According to reports by PUNCH on Wednesday August 11, 2021, the 31 lawyers have willingly volunteered themselves to render legal services to the former Deputy Commissioner of Police, who is currently facing an indictment by the FBI in the wire fraud case involving Ramon Abbas known as Hushpuppi.
It could be recalled that Abba Kyari had earlier been suspended by the Inspector-General over his links to fraudster, Hushpuppi and has been under different types of investigations.
However, the spokesperson of the group, Sunusi Bappah Salisu, in a statement stated that the volunteer lawyers were drawn across all the 19 northern states and religions.
According to him, the group’s action was in response to calls for support for Abba Kyari by the Coalition of Northern Groups known as (CNG).
Salisu further said they would critically review the procedures adopted by the FBI to get the US Court to indict Kyari on allegations of involvement in charges filed against 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.
“Also, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence,” he added.
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