Hushppupi: IG steps into alleged indictment of CP Abba Kyari by FBI

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Sequel to the receipt of allegations and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against one of the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, DCP Abba Kyari, the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered an internal review of the allegations.

Force Public Relations Officer,  CP Frank Mba who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday evening added that “The Nigeria Police Force reaffirms its commitment to the pursuit of justice and the strengthening of its professional relationship with the FBI and other international partners.”

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He assured that “Further developments on this case will be communicated to members of the public accordingly.”

Reports have it that a United States court has issued a warrant of arrest for DCP Kyari.

Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down CP Kyari and produce him in the United States for his alleged role in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi; and his co-conspirators.

‘Hushpuppi’ was arrested in Dubai last June and he pleaded guilty to fraud in the U.S. this week.

The FBI said he and Kyari have been friends and were both involved in a conspiracy to launder money.

Kyari was also indicted of receiving bribes from Hushpuppi to arrest a member of the syndicate in Nigeria.

 American prosecutors first sought a court warrant to arrest CP Kyari on February 12, 2021.

Another warrant was requested on April 29, 2021.

Judge Wright’s permission for the FBI to arrest  Kyari and hold him in U.S. custody was unsealed on July 26.

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