A warrant of arrest has been issued for Nigeria’s police commissioner Abba Kyari, based on court documents sighted on Thursday, July 29, by Peoples Gazette.
This warrant was issued by Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California who ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to track down Abba Kyari and produce him in the United States for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas, a notorious Nigerian fraudster.
Court documents further revealed that Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai last June and he pleaded guilty to fraud in the U.S. this week.
The FBI said Abbas and Abba Kyari have been friends and were both involved in a conspiracy to launder money.
Abba Kyari was also indicted of receiving bribes from the remanded fraudster to arrest a member of the syndicate in Nigeria.
American prosecutors first sought a court warrant to arrest the policeman on February 12, 2021, but Judge Wright’s permission for the FBI to arrest Abba Kyari and hold him in U.S. custody was unsealed on July 26.
However, in his response via Facebook, Abba Kyari has denied any wrongdoing.
An excerpt from his post reads, “Friends: Abbas who we later came to know as Hushpuppi called our office about 2 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 his family.
“We traced and arrested the Suspect and after investigations we discovered there wasn’t an actual threat to anyone’s life. And they are long-time friends who have 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…He said he likes them and he was connected to the person selling the clothes…He sent about N300k 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.
“We responded to a distress call he made on a threat to his family and released the Suspect; when we discovered there was no life threat from the Suspect. This is the true story. Vincent is alive, he can be contacted.”