In a court document obtained by Peoples Gazette, Otis Wright of the US District Court in California ordered the FBI to track down Kyari and produce him in the United States for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Ramon Abbas aka Hushppupi; and his co-conspirators.
The publication stated that the American prosecutors first sought a court warrant to arrest Kyari on February 12, 2021, while another warrant was requested on April 29, 2021.
Judge Wright’s permission for the FBI to arrest Mr Kyari and hold him in U.S. custody was unsealed on July 26, according to court documents.
How Hushpuppi Bribed Abba Kyari In $1.1 Million Deal
KanyiDaily had reported how Hushpuppi confessed to bribing Kyari to have one of his rivals, Kelly Chibuzor Vincent, arrested and jailed in Nigeria following a dispute over the $1.1 million fraud that victimized a businessman in Qatar.
According to court documents, Hushpuppi allegedly conspired with five others – including Vincent – to defraud the Qatari businessman by claiming to be consultants and bankers who could facilitate a loan to finance the construction of a school.
Following the deal, Hushpuppi asked Kyari to arrest and jail Vincent after both were locked in a dispute presumably over how to share the proceeds from the fraud.
This was after Vincent contacted the Qatari businessman and informed him that he was being scammed by a fraud syndicate involving him and Hushpuppi.
Kyari was said to have sent pictures of Vincent in jail and subsequently sent his bank account number to Hushpuppi to which a wire transfer was sent to him by the fraudster (Hushpuppi).
Abba Kyari Flies To Dubai To Live Lavishly With Hushpuppi
The FBI had also revealed how Abba Kyari abandoned his duties in Nigeria sometime in 2019 and flew to Dubai to “enjoy a good time” with Hushpuppi, who lived at Palazzo Versace in the Emirati commercial capital.
According to the court documents released on Wednesday, “Mr Abbas sent a car and driver to drive Kyari around during that trip.”
Also during the trip, Kyari bragged to Abbas about some of his so-called crime-busting activities in Nigeria, to which Abbas responded by playing allegiance to the police chief.
“Am really happy to be your boy,” Hushpuppi told Kyari in an intercepted message. “I promise to be a good boy to you sir.”
Abba Kyari Denies Collecting Bribe From Hushpuppi
Kyari in a statement on Facebook denied allegations of conspiracy with Hushpuppi, saying he only met him two years ago and did not benefit financially from the fraudster
He however admitted that N300,000 was sent by the suspected fraudster to a third party, but he clarified that the money was only to assist Hushpuppi to get native clothes and caps.
The police chief also admitted to arresting Vincent, but claimed he was released on bail after investigations revealed that “they are long time friends who have money issues between them”.
This comes after Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to “Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering,” an offense that attracts a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment if convicted.