The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has ordered an internal review of the allegations against Abba Kyari, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), over his alleged involvement in a $1.1 million bribe involving Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas.
This is following a warrant of arrest against DCP Abba Kyari by Judge Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Wright ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to track down Kyari and produce him in the United States for his role in the alleged fraud perpetrated by Hushpuppi.
According to IGP Baba, in a statement by CP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, “The Nigeria Police Force reaffirms its commitment to the pursuit of justice and the strengthening of its professional relationship with the FBI and other international partners.
“Further developments on this case will be communicated to members of the public accordingly.”
Abbas Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai last June and he pleaded guilty to fraud in the U.S. this week. The FBI said Messrs. Abbas and Kyari have been friends and were both involved in a conspiracy to launder money.
Kyari was also indicted of receiving bribes from Abbas to arrest a member of the syndicate in Nigeria.