Abba Kyari collected N8m from Hushpuppi to detain co-conspirator, Chibuzo, after he threatened to expose their activities - FBI alleges

Abba Kyari collected N8m from Hushpuppi to detain co-conspirator, Chibuzo, after he threatened to expose their activities - FBI alleges



The Federal Bureau of Investigation has alleged that Ramon 'Hushpuppi' Abbas paid $20,600 ( 8 million Naira) to Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, to arrest and detain a co-conspirator. Chibuzo Kelly Vincent.



Chibuzo is one of the 6 people the FBI indicted over an elaborate scheme to defraud a Qatari businessperson of more than $1 million, masterminded by celebrity fraudster, Ramon 'Hushpuppi' Abbas.







However, Chibuzo reportedly wanted more money from the deal and threatened to expose the fraud if he doesn't get it, so Hushpuppi allegedly paid Abba Kyari to arrest and detain Chibuzo.



A document issued by the United States District Court for the Central District of California and dated February 12, 2021 said that after Hushpuppi contacted Kyari, the police officer sent an account number for the money to be paid to him.



"Kyari provided the account information for a bank account at a Nigerian bank, Zenith Bank, in the name of a person other than Kyari himself," the document stated.



Detailing the events leading to the alleged payment, the document stated: "On January 16, 2020, Abbas sent a message to Kyari on WhatsApp, and then placed five calls to another phone number (+234806073****) that was listed as ‘Abba Kyari.’ Call records show that the last three of the calls were answered and that one of the calls lasted more than two minutes.



"Shortly after that, Abbas received a message from Kyari, confirming ‘We would pick him today or tomorrow.’ Abbas wrote, ‘I will take care of the team also after they pick him up.’ Kyari confirmed ‘Yes ooo.’"




The document averred that, based on the conversation described in paragraphs 143 to 145, Abbas planned to pay the Nigeria Police Force officers who arrested Chibuzo for that service.



The document adds that "this was not the only time that Abbas arranged payments with Kyari."



The document reads: "On May 20, 2020, Abbas sent Kyari transaction receipts for two transactions from accounts at Nigerian banks (GTBank and Zenith Bank) of a person Abbas knew in the U.A.E.— a person also arrested with Abbas in Abbas’ apartment in the U.A.E. by Dubai Police on June 9, 2020 — to the Nigerian bank accounts of another person in Nigeria.



"The amounts on the transaction receipts totalled 8 million Nigerian Naira, which was approximately $20,600 based on publicly available exchange rate information."




Explaining why Chibuzo was arrested, the FBI document stated: Latest Post
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