Emerging report reaching Page 36 on Wednesday afternoon, indicates that United States of America, USA, District Court has issued a warrant of arrest for a Nigerian Deputy Commission of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari, popularly known locally as ‘Super Cop’, over his association with Nigerian Fraudster, Ramon Abbas, globally known as Hushpuppi.
Judge Otis Wright of the US District Court of California, reportedly ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, to produce DCP Kyari in the US, for his alleged role in a multi-million dollar fraud.
Court documents reveal that DCP Kyari and Abbas were both involved in a conspiracy to launder money.
It was gathered that DCP Kyari was indicted for collecting bribes from Hushpuppi to the tune of $1.1 million, to arrest a member of his fraud syndicate in Nigeria.
According to Peoples Gazzette (not Page 36), a court warrant to arrest DCP Kyari was requested by Prosecutors, on February 12, 2021, and another warrant was requested on April 29, 2021.
Judge Wright’s permission for the FBI to arrest DCP Kyari and hold him in the US custody, was unsealed on July 26, 2021, reportedly.
Officials in the court filings said that Abbas disclosed during interrogation, that he paid bribes to DCP Kyari, to have one of his Fraudster rivals, Kelly Chibuzor Vincent, arrested and jailed in Nigeria, following a dispute over the sharing of a $1.1 million dupe of a Qatari Businessperson, and for exposing their identities to the victim.
Abbas stated that DCP Kyari sent pictures of Vincent in jail to him, and subsequently sent his bank account number to him, to which a wire transfer should be made, having done a good job as instructed by Abbas, according to the US Justice Department.
Reacting on Thursday, DCP Kyari denied collecting the $1.1 million bribe from Abbas.
In a Facebook post, DCP Kyari said that he only assisted Hushpuppi, that is Abbas, to get native clothes and caps worth N300,000.
He however, admitted arresting Vincent, but claimed that he was released on bail to go, and was not taken to any jail.
“Friends; Abbas, who we later came to know as Hushpuppi, called our office about two years ago that somebody in Nigeria seriously threatened to kill his family here in Nigeria, and he sent the person’s phone number, and pleaded we take action before the person attacks (sic) his family.
“We traced and arrested the suspect, and after investigations we discovered there was not an actual threat to anyone’s life and they are long-time friends who have (sic) money issues between them. Hence, we released the suspect on bail to go, and he was not taken to any jail.
“Nobody demanded for a kobo from Abbas Hushpuppi. Our focus was to save people’s lives that were purported to have been threatened.
“Later, he saw some of my native clothes and caps on my social media page, and he said he likes them, and he was connected to the person selling the clothes, and he sent about N300,000 directly to the person’s account. The native clothes and caps (5 sets) were brought to our office, and he sent somebody to collect them in our office.
“Nobody demanded any money from Abbas Hushpuppi, and nobody collected any money from him.”
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