The attorney was responding to news reports that Ramon “Hushpuppi” Abbas, the head of a Nigerian Internet fraud ring, had warned the United States District Court for the Central District of California that he might suffer violence if he were sent to Nigeria.
Abbas said his role in the indictment of Kyari, which precipitated the downfall of Nigeria’s most-celebrated police officer, has put him at grave risk and he would not be able to return to Nigeria after serving his sentence in the U.S.
“This official response is for the purpose of clearing the air for people who may think Kyari’s silence is a confirmation of the malicious lie,” Mohammed said in a recent statement.
“To start with, how come the death squad is not known to the world or anybody until a purported plea bargain papers of a criminal desperately seeking for soft landing came up? Is such a type of person or his statements while seeking a mitigated sentence in a plea bargain something to believe?”
Kyari is presently standing trial for drug trafficking charges levelled against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).