Abba Kyari, born 1975 is a Nigerian police officer who was the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Nigeria) until he was suspended. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Prior to his appointment as IGP-IRT, he served as a unit commander at Lagos State Police Command in one of the PMF base before he was promoted and transferred to serve as the Officer In-Charge of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
He was admitted into Police Academy Wudil, Kano State in 2007 and graduated as cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).
Recently, Kyari was honored by the Nigeria House of Representatives for his harwork and outstanding performance.
However, the celebrated officer has been indicted in a conspiracy by an infamous Nigerian fraudster, Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi, who told American authorities that he bribed Kyari to keep one of his numerous schemes alive which involved Kelly Chibuzor Vincent.
Moreover, a federal grand jury indictment unsealed in the United States of America alleges that he was in bed with Hushpuppi, who was arrested in Dubai last year.
According to the indictment, Hushpuppi allegedly conspired with five others including Vincent to defraud a businessperson in Qatar by claiming to be consultants and bankers who could facilitate a loan to finance the construction of a school. A dispute between the duo forced Vincent to contact the victim to expose the fraud, prompting his partner to take him out with a high-ranking law enforcement officer in Nigeria.
In response to this, Abba Kyari denied receiving any money from Hushpuppi, instead he said Hushpuppi called his office two years ago and reported a death threat from someone. He added that the suspect who was later identified as Chibuzo Vincent was arrested but released after investigations revealed that “they are long time friends who have money issues between them”.
Nevertheless, the United States Attorney’s Office at the Central District of California has ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to arrest Abba Kyari, for his links to Ramon Abbas, aka Ray Hushpuppi.
Hushpuppi is currently facing charges of money laundering leveled against him by the United State government and has pleaded guilty to the charges including wire fraud, felony amongst others. He risks 20 years’ imprisonment and other penalties when convicted.