Abba Kyari Reacts To Hushpuppi’s Bribery Allegation
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, has narrated his encounter with the alleged international fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi.
On his verified Facebook page on Thursday, Kyari, a leader of the Inspector-General of Police’ Intelligence Response Team, said Hushpuppi called his office some two years ago and reported a death threat from someone.
The cop said the suspect, who was later identified as Chibuzo Vincent, was arrested but released after investigations revealed that “they are long time friends who have money issues between them”.
Kyari also said he did not receive any money from Hushpuppi.
It was earlier reported that the United States District Court for the Central District of California said Hushpuppi used Kyari to arrest and jail a co-conspirator, Vincent after the latter threatened to expose a $1m fraud committed against a Qatari businessman.
Hushpuppi, 37, in a plea agreement document he personally signed, pleaded guilty to the charges including money laundering, wire fraud, felony amongst others. He risks 20 years’ imprisonment and other penalties when convicted.
According to the indictment by the court, Hushpuppi allegedly conspired with five others – including Vincent – to defraud the businessperson (whose name was withheld) by claiming to be consultants and bankers who could facilitate a loan to finance the construction of a school in Qatar.
Hushpuppi worked with some of his partners in crime including 28-year-old Abdulrahman Juma from Kenya, and 40-year-old Chibuzo Vincent from Nigeria. Other are Yusuf Anifowoshe, 26; Rukayat Fashola, 28; and Bolatito Agbabiaka, 34.