How I acted as a debt collector for Hushpuppi in 2020: Abba Kyari


Suspended police deputy commissioner, Abba Kyari, has narrated how he acted as a debt collector for popular internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas.

Mr Abbas nabbed by International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) in Dubai  and handed over to the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had his conversation with the embattled officer intercepted.

In its investigation, the FBI detailed how Mr Kyari received N8million from Mr Abbas as payment for arresting and detaining one Chibuzo Vincent, a co-conspirator of the fraudster defrauding a Qatari businessperson.

In his rebuttal on July 29, the officer, now being probed by police authorities, declared himself innocent and clean of the scam amounting to $1.1million. He said the only monetary connection between him and the fraudster who has pleaded guilty was a fashion design deal amounting to N300,000 which was not paid to him directly.

As stated in the FBI court document, he admitted arresting Mr Vincent in 2019 on the request of Mr Abbas who accused the co-conspirator of threatening his (Abbas) family members resident in Nigeria.

He said on finding out that the accusation was false, he released the detainee, a sharp contrast from the document which indicted him of knowing about the fraudulent deal.

But after editing his rebuttal repeatedly, which includes the deletion of the N300,000 deal, late Tuesday, Mr Kyari narrated how he acted as a debt collector of Mr Abbas shortly before the scammer was arrested.

“He (Hushpuppi) also called for another case in June 2020 and complained about a financial transaction with a second person whom he said his friend sent 8million naira to and pleaded for his friends money to be recovered,” Kyari said in the now deleted post on his verified Facebook profile.

“He sent transaction slips and other evidences to prove their case against the person, All these can be verified from the Hushpuppi since he is still in Custody. And it can be verified from person who collected the 8million naira from Hushpuppi’s friend whom they complained about is alive and is in Nigeria.

“Generally Whatever investigation steps/Tactics that is being taken in most cases especially on the Parties in this type of case from January to June is not for public consumption. This is the true story,” the suspended top cop explained.

His refused disclosing why he deleted the edited post that garnered thousands of comments and shares entirely from social networking site when TODAY POLITICS reached out to him through his known telephone numbers.