Abba Kyari, embattled head of the police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) suspended over links with alleged fraudsters has made his first public appearance after months of lying low.
Mr Kyari who was suspended in July 2021, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), belongs to a fraud syndicate headed by Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi.
Mr Hushpuppi was nabbed after the $1.1million fraudulent deal he spearheaded came under scrutiny by the international police.
The suspended cop was named as one of the fraudster’s co-conspirators, an allegation he denied, lastly saying he was only a debt collector, after previous claims where he stood as a middleman between Hushpuppi and a fashion designer.
Several panels set up to probe him have submitted their reports awaiting implementation by the Police Service Commission (PSC) which approved his suspension pending the outcome of investigations.
Appearing in Borno State on Saturday, the embattled officer posted on Facebook over 400 photos of himself and other prominent Nigerians who graced the wedding fatiha of the son of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba.
The wedding ceremony took place at the palace of Shehu of Borno Abubakar El-Kanemi in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.
Kyari was also sighted with Obinna Iyorchia, popularly known as Obi Cubana at the event attended by Senate President Ahmad Lawan and immediate-past Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Hakeem Odumosu.
Former Borno governor, Kashim Shettima; his successor, Governor Babagana Zulum; Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika and president of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote were some of the dignitaries present at the event.