Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari accused of selective justice

President Muhammadu Buhari faces a series of accusations ranging from subverting the law to contempt of court orders. [Image: courtesy]
Nigeria—A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and ex-presidential hopeful Kingsley Moghalu, yesterday asked President Buhari to pursue the needed process in the case of deputy commissioner of police Abba  Kyari who is currently under the custody of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

According to the FBI Kyari should be pulled out of his country for grilling and probing following allegations against him in the US by suspected internet fraudster Ramon Olorunwa Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi.

Moghalu said on his Facebook page yesterday that the FBI request for the extradition of Kyari would put Buhari and Nigeria in the global limelight.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has frequently opted for subjective loyalties over real political will on national security and fighting corruption,” he said.

“It’s one thing to go to great lengths in seeking to extradite Sunday Igboho from the Benin Republic and the apparent extraordinary rendition of Mazi Nmadi Kanu from God knows where.

“It’s another to respect International law in black and white it comes to certain Nigerians.

“Nigeria and the United States have an extradition treaty and it has been used in a number of cases, but it’s quite unfortunate that the justice is so selective, something that President Buhari is aware but not ready to take the challenge and rectify, for him, so long as the pendulum is shifted to his favor or his kinsmen favor then nobody should question that.

“Is this a bone in the throat? Is it something to waste funds and time debating about? How many such instances have we had before? It would be an honor to give the devil his due, we’re in for that as Nigerians and as keen observers of the law.

“What leadership calls for is obvious. President Buhari should respect laws and follow due process. We are watching.”