- A court in the United States has ordered the the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to arrest Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police
- The ordered arrest is in connection with Kyari’s alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi
- The agency recently alleged that Hushpuppi and the highly decorated deputy commissioner both conspired to launder money
Following allegations that Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police was involved in a conspiracy to launder money, a United States court has called for his arrest, Nigerian Tribune reports
In another report by Leadership, Otis Wright of the US District Court for the Central District of California directed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) find Kyari and bring him to America over his role in a multi-million dollar fraud carried out by Hushpuppi.
The US court documents had indicated that Kyari, allegedly sent account details to Hushpuppi, to deposit money for the arrest and imprisonment of Huspuppi’s associate, Chibuzo Vincent.
Vincent was named in the release as one of those who conspired to defraud a Qatari businessperson of more than $1.1 million.
The statement read in part.
“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.”
DCP Abba Kyari speaks on Hushpuppi’s bribe allegation
Earlier, the deputy commissioner of police denied receiving money from the embattled Nigerian socialite facing fraud charges in the United States.
US court documents had indicated that Hushpuppi alleged that he bribed Abba Kyari to arrest a co-fraudster named Vincent.
The socialite said he bribed Kyari to arrest and jail one of his rivals in Nigeria after a dispute over a $1.1 million scam on Qatari businesspeople.