The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a forensic investigation into alleged reports that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) linked the head of the IGP Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, with the international fraudster, Abbas Ramon, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
The party made the demand in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Thursday, July 29.
The PDP said that the alleged involvement of Kyari, the head of Nigeria’s Intelligence Response Unit; as a receiver of proceeds of international fraud was worrisome and disturbing.
This, according to Ologbondiyan affects the nation’s integrity; if the head of its police intelligence unit Is being charged in connection with international fraud.
“Our party demands that the APC administration should not sweep this matter under the carpet given the manifest rapport between Kyari as well as some top APC leaders.
“We urge President Muhammadu Buhari not to ease out this case of corruption; however should immediately restore the integrity and image of our nation by allowing for a forensic investigation on the suspect.
“Moreover, if this Kyari matter is not well handled, it will be a permanent stain on the reputation of our police; security system; as well as our nation at large.
“The PDP, therefore, asks President Buhari to direct the Inspector General of Police to take in Abba Kyari for questioning; and if found culpable, he should be handed over to the FBI.”
Meanwhile, Super cop, DCP Abba Kyari on Thursday, July 29, responded to allegations of bribe-taking from the jailed influencer, Hushpuppi; after US investigators stated that the policeman was complicit in a $1.1m fraud scheme.
In a post on his verified Facebook Page, Abba Kyari stated that Hushpuppi had called his office in Abuja; alleging a threat to his life by one Chibuzo Vincent (Hushpuppi’s accomplice) about two years ago.
He said they responded to the call and also got the suspect arrested.
However, Kyari disclosed that the suspect was released after discovering there was no threat to Hushpuppi’s life; but a money dispute between him as well as the suspect.
1st News had reported how a US Department of Justice document alleged that Hushpuppi had confessed to bribing DCP Abba Kyari; to arrest his accomplice and jail him in Nigeria; for exposing their fraud scheme to one of their victims in Qatar.