by Newsie Events Media
A warrant of arrest has been issued by a
United States’ Court for Nigeria’s Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, over his alleged role in serial internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi’s multi-million dollar fraud probe
Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down Kyari and produce him in the United States for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud.
Newsie Events recalled that Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai last June and this week, he pleaded guilty to fraud in the U.S.
The FBI said Abbas and Kyari have been friends and were both involved in a conspiracy to launder money.
According to court documents seen by People’s Gazette, American prosecutors first sought a court warrant to arrest Kyari on February 12, 2021.
Another warrant was requested on April 29, 2021.
Judge Wright’s permission for the FBI to arrest Mr Kyari and hold him in U.S. custody was unsealed on July 26.
Earlier, Newsie Events had reported that Hushpuppi revealed how he bribed Kyari to have one of his co-fraudster arrested and jailed in Nigeria following a dispute over a $1.1million dupe of a Qatari businessperson.
Abbas had asked Kyari to arrest and jail a fellow fraudster Kelly Chibuzor Vincent after both were locked in a dispute presumably over how to share the $1.1million loot received from the Qatari businessperson.
Abbas had pleaded guilty to a multi-million fraud earlier this month and faces up to 20 years in jail.
He will be sentenced in the coming weeks and will forfeit some of his assets and his rights to appeal while also paying restitution to victims of his years-long fraud.
Kyari in a statement on Facebook has, however, dismissed the allegations of bribe, saying he only connected him to a tailor for native clothes which he paid directly to the tailor.
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