A Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nigeria, Abba Kyari, has denied collecting money from Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, to arrest and jail an estranged ‘co-conspirator,’ Chibuzo Vincent.
He also explained that Hushpuppi once saw some of his [Kyari’s] native clothes and caps on his [Kyari’s] social media page, expressed a liking for them and was connected to the person selling the clothes.
“He sent about N300k directly to the person’s account,” Abba narrated.
The Police officer said this on Thursday [today] via his verified Facebook page in reaction to an allegation levelled against him by the United States Attorney’s Office, Central District of California.
The court said Hushpuppi, who pleaded guilty to various charges, including money laundering, wire fraud, and felony, among others, used Kyari, a leader of the Inspector-General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team, to jail Vincent.
The allegation was made against Kyari in a statement released on Wednesday by the American court titled, Six Indicted in International Scheme to Defraud Qatari School Founder and then Launder over $1 Million in Illicit Proceeds.Kyari’s Facebook reads, “Friends: Abbas who we later came to know as Hushpuppi called our office about two 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. Read more