Abba Kyari, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, has stated that neither he nor any of his colleagues have ever received a kobo from Abbas Ramon, aka Hushpoppi, the alleged international fraudster involved in the case of $1.1 million fraud.
Recall that since Hushpuppi’s arrest last year, federal officials in the United States have been investigating him (2020).
The embattled Hushpuppi after allegedly pleaded guilty to the crime in court, disclosed that he had bribed Abba Kyari, in the case and investigations regarding the $1.1 million scam deal.
However, DCP Abba Kyari has addressed the public on the matter, saying he never collected any money from the international fraudster.
In his word;
“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 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 and he said he likes them and he was connected to the person selling the clothes and 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.
“Nobody demanded any money from Abbas Hushpuppi and nobody collected any money from him. We responded to a distress call he made on the 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.
“For those who are celebrating that this is an indictment on us and mentioning some fictitious Big Money, They will be disappointed once again as our hands are clean and our record of Service for 2 decades is open for everybody to See.
“They will continue seeing us serving our fatherland and we will Continue responding to ALL distress Calls from ALL Nigerians provided they are life-threatening.
“For Good Nigerians who appreciate our Service please don’t worry as our hands are clean and they should please not respond to those celebrating and creating many false Narratives without any Evidence. We are used to such types of people and false newsmakers and distributors. Thank you all and God bless Nigeria”.
Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate (UAE), and subsequently extradited to the United States (U.S.), where the majority of his alleged fraudulent operations took place.
Hushpuppi who has spent a year in custody is said to be exploring a plea bargain agreement with the U.S. government after he pleaded guilty to the fraud allegation, hoping to get a lighter punishment