There is reportedly more trouble ahead for the embattled Nigerian Super Cop and Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari, as the United State, US, government has gathered over 6,700 pages of documentary evidence, and 2,700 electronic files, for his criminal trial in the $1.1 million fraud case involving himself and disgraced Internet Fraudster, Ramon Abass, popularly known on the social media as Hushpuppi, Page 36 learnt.
According to Premium Times (not Page 36), the US Prosecutors are currently scouring through investigative reports and “new discoveries”, including documents obtained from foreign Law Enforcement Agencies.
Also, the Prosecutors have asked the US District Court for Central California to postpone the trial from October 2021, to 17th May, 2022.
The parties jointly filed the application on Friday, citing various reasons for asking for trial postponement.
Apart from the need for additional time by the Defence Lawyers to prepare for the case, the US Prosecutors also asked for more time to process troves of documents, including those obtained from other foreign countries.
According to the application, the US government has already handed to the Defence approximately 2.31 GB of data consisting of 2,707 electronic files. The files contain among others, exported Chat logs, Cellebrite reports, WhatApp messages, Audio recordings, etc.
It added that the Prosecutors are processing approximately 6,773 pages of additional discovery expected to be produced in two weeks’ time.
The documents read in part: “Defendants are charged with violations of 18 U.S.C. § 1349 (Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud); § 1956(h) (Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering); and § 1028A(a)(1) (Aggravated Identity Theft).”
“The government has produced discovery to the defense, including approximately 2.31 GB of native data consisting of 2,707 files including exported chat logs, Cellebrite reports, WhatApp messages, audio recordings, and other social media content.”
“The government is currently processing approximately 6,773 pages of additional discovery including investigative reports and documents received from foreign law enforcement agencies for production and anticipates those materials will be produced within approximately two weeks.”