HUSHPUPPI: US COURT ASK FBI TO ARREST TOP NIGERIAN POLICE CHIEF ABBA KYARI, DECLARES HIM WANTED
A United States (US) court has called for the arrest of Abba Kyari, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, and Nigerian Inspector General of Police's Intelligence Response Team (IGP-IRT).
Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California stated that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) should find Kyari and bring him to the United States over his role in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Ramon Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi.
The United States Attorney’s Office of the Central District of California revealed that the Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nigeria, Abba Kyari, allegedly sent account details for Hushpuppi, to deposit money for the arrest and jailing of Huspuppi’s associate, Chibuzo Vincent.
According to the US Attorney’s Office in its Wednesday release, “A federal grand jury indictment unsealed this week alleges an elaborate scheme to steal more than $1.1 million from a businessperson attempting to finance the construction of a school for children in Qatar – and the subsequent laundering of illicit proceeds through bank accounts around the world.”
The release further stated that “court documents outline a dispute among members of the conspiracy, which allegedly prompted Vincent to contact the victim and claim that Abbas and Juma were engaged in fraud. After this contact, Abbas allegedly arranged to have Vincent jailed in Nigeria by Abba Alhaji Kyari, 46, of Nigeria. According to the affidavit, Kyari is a highly decorated deputy commissioner of the Nigeria Police Force who is alleged to have arranged for Vincent to be arrested and jailed at Abbas’ behest, and then sent Abbas photographs of Vincent after his arrest. Kyari also allegedly sent Abbas bank account details for an account into which Abbas could deposit payment for Vincent’s arrest and imprisonment.”
Abbas, 38, was renowned for flaunting his luxurious lifestyle on social media. He was arrested in Dubai by the Emerati police officers and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) operatives in June 2020 and was subsequently extradited to the United States.
Abbas had asked Kyari to arrest and jail a fellow fraudster Kelly Chibuzor Vincent after both were locked in a dispute presumably over how to share the $1.1million loot received from the Qatari businessperson.
Abbas had pleaded guilty to a multi-million fraud earlier this month and faces up to 20 years in jail.