The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, on Thursday, July 29, mandated an “internal review of the allegations” against a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, by a United States Court.
This order by the IGP was contained in a statement issued by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba.
1st News had also reported that the United States District Court for the Central District of California said alleged international fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi used Kyari to arrest as well as jail a co-conspirator, Chibuzo Vincent.
According to a communique from the court, the arrest was made; after Vincent threatened to expose a $1m fraud committed against a Qatari businessman.
Reaffirming the Force’s commitment to the pursuit of justice; as well as the strengthening of its professional relationship with the FBI; and also other international partners, the IGP said further developments on the case will be communicated to members of the public accordingly.
Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police who is highly revered by colleagues in the Force; and celebrated by members of the general public, was fingered in a bribery scandal; involving the involving Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi.
A US court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the seasoned investigator; known for hunting down kidnappers across Nigeria.
The arrest warrant was issued by a U.S magistrate judge, Otis Wright, a spokesperson in the United States Attorney’s Office confirmed to Channels Television.
According to documents unsealed this week in the US, Mr Kyari had arrested and jailed one Chibuzo Vincent, at the behest of Hushpuppi.
Kyari also allegedly sent Hushpuppi bank account details for an account; into which Hushpuppi could deposit payment for Vincent’s arrest as well as imprisonment.
Kyari, in a Facebook post on Thursday, denied the allegations.
He said Vincent had been arrested; only because Hushpuppi claimed that he (Vincent) had seriously threatened to attack his family in Nigeria.
He said Vincent was eventually released on bail after no actual threats were discovered.
“Nobody demanded a kobo from Abbas Hushpuppi,” Mr Kyari said.