By Osahon Osahona
The head of Inspector-General of Police Federal Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, has responded to allegation of bribery collection, leveled against him by celebrated suspected international fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
According to the United States Department of Justice, Hushpuppi levelled the accusation against Kyari in court documents.
The super cop responded to the allegation on his Facebook page.
Recall that Hushpuppi is currently being tried in far away United State of America, in a $1.1 million fraud involving a Qatari businessman.
The flamboyant suspected internet fraudster who has already pleaded guilty as charged, and five others scheme, were indicted of defrauding a Qatari School founder and then launder over $1 million in illicit proceeds.
Abbas who is described as among the most profile money launder in the world, was assisted in laundering the proceeds of the fraud by Rukayat Motunraya Fashola, a.k.a. “Morayo,” 28, of Valley Stream, New York, and Bolatito Tawakalitu Agbabiaka, a.k.a. “Bolamide,” 34, of Linden, New Jersey.
Court documents on the multi-million dollar fraud stated that a dispute among Hushpuppi and members of the conspiracy, which allegedly prompted Vincent to contact the victim and claim that Abbas and Juma were engaged in fraud.
After the contact, Hushpuppi allegedly arranged to have Vincent jailed in Nigeria by Abba Kyari, described in the document as a highly-decorated Deputy Commissioner of Nigeria Police Force.
According to the documents, Kyari also allegedly sent his bank account details into which Hushpuppi could deposit payment for Vincent’s arrest and imprisonment.
But responding, the Deputy Commissioner of Police described the grave allegation by Hushpuppi as lies from the pit of hell.
Read his full statement:
“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 for 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 (sic) 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 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 father land 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.”