Nigeria's top police officer Abba Kyari has been trapped in a scandal after the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) indicted him in a fraud ... case against Nigerian Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi, the country's most notorious scammer. This is not just the story of the deputy commissioner of police, but rather the story of the entire Nigeria Police Force that points to a deep rot in the security agency notorious for alleged bribery, corruption and impunity.
The election of the 51-year-old lawyer on 12 February settled the process of finding the Hague-based court’s third prosecutor, which begun in 2019 and dragged through 2020 and early 2021 as the assembly of state parties failed to agree on a candidate by consensus.
Both Bensouda, a Gambian who had previously served as the court’s deputy prosecutor since 2004, and her predecessor, Argentine lawyer Louis Moreno Ocampo, were elected by consensus. Khan was instead elected via secret ballot, after intense lobbying from both the United Kingdom and Kenya, according to the Guardian.