IGP Submits Report On Abba Kyari’s Indictment In Hushpuppi’s Fraud Case To Police Service Commission
Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba has finally submitted disciplinary recommendations on the alleged role of the suspended Head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari to the Police Service Commission (PSC).
Kyari was indicted in an FBI investigation in a $1.1 million internet scam carried out by an Instagram influencer, Abbas Ramon (aka Hushpuppi) and four others.
According to The Nation, the report by a probe panel constituted to investigate his role in the alleged online fraud was submitted to the PSC months after the IGP received it.
A member of the PSC, Braimoh Adogame Austin confirmed that the commission has received the report and will start deliberations on the issue this week.
Recommendations of the panel will inform the commission’s decision and also determine Kyari’s future in the force.
The IGP has submitted Abba Kyari’s report to the PSC and deliberations on the matter will commence this week. I can’t tell you when it was submitted but it’s now with the commission.
It would be recalled that FBI criminal complaint lodged at United States District Court in California listed Abass Ramon, aka Hushpuppi; and Kyariamong six suspects indicted in the international fraud conspiracy.
The other suspects include AbdulRahman Juma (Abdul); Vincent Kelly Chibuzo (Kelly); Rukayat Motunrayo Fashola (Morayo); and Bolatito Tawakalitu Agbabiaka (Bolamide).
Kyari, who is popularly known as ‘super cop’ for his immense contribution to fighting crime, had been under fire since the FBI, last Wednesday, unsealed a 69-page court document showing that he had been under investigation by the Bureau for his alleged link to Hushpuppi, who had pleaded guilty to fraud.
In the case marked 2:21-cr-00203, USA VS Abba Alhaji Kyari dated April 29, 2021, the FBI asked a US District Court in California to order the arrest of Kyari for 10 days.
Hushpuppi had brought Kyari into the fraud scheme to arrest his gang member-turned-rival, Kelly Chibuzowho was displeased by his cut from the fraud proceeds, according to a months-long investigation by Andrew Innocenti, an FBI special agent.
Kyari’s involvement, according to Innocenti, was “to ensure CHIBUZO’s continued arrest, thereby preventing CHIBUZO from notifying the Victim Businessperson of ABBAS’ and JUMA’s fraudulent scheme and preventing CHIBUZO from hijacking the scheme for his own benefit.”
However, the cop has since denied any involvement in the said case, claiming he only assisted Hushpuppito get native clothes and caps worth N300,000.
Although he admitted to arresting Vincent, he said it was after Hushpuppi alleged that Vincent was threatening his family here in Nigeria.
Kyari denied knowing about the relationship between Hushpuppi and Vincent at the initial stage and later discovered Vincent and Hushpuppi had a misunderstanding over the said amount of money.
He also said he never demanded any money from Hushpuppi, adding that they (Kyari and his team) were focused on saving people who were being threatened.