The former Commander of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abba Kyari has finally deleted his Facebook post where he denied taking a bribe from Ramon Olorunwa Abass popularly known as Hushpuppi, a fraudster facing trial in the US.
Embattled Kyari had also taken out the part where he earlier stated that he linked Hushpuppi up with his personal tailor.
This development is coming after the FBI said the sum of $20,600 ( 8 million Naira) was paid to Abba Kyari, to arrest and detain Kelly Chibuzo Vincent.
The now-deleted post read:
“Abbas who we later came to know as Hushpuppi called our office about 2years 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 on health grounds.
Nobody demanded or collected any money from Abbas Hushpuppi. He can be interviewed publicly in the presence of world media by the people holding him to confirm this.
He also called for another case in June 2020 (Hushpuppi was arrested 10 June 2020) and complained about a financial transaction with a second person to whom he said his friend sent 8 million nairas and pleaded for his friend’s money to be recovered.
He sent transaction slips and other pieces of evidence to prove their case against the person, all these can be verified from Hushpuppi since he is still in custody. And it can be verified from the person who collected the 8 million nairas from Hushpuppi’s friend whom they complained about is alive and is in Nigeria.
Generally, whatever investigation steps/tactics are 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.”
Recall that the FBI had indicted the officer over his alleged involvement in a $1.1m internet fraud allegedly carried out by Hushpuppi and some others.
FBI claimed that Kyari, on the request of Hushpuppi, detained one Kelly Vincent Chibuzo for one month.
It was to enable Huhpuppi and his team fleeces their Qatari victim of over $1.1m.
Kyari in a statement on his Facebook page denied all allegations and explained his relationship with Hushpuppi.