U.S Attorney Spills: Hushpuppi Paid D.C Abba Kyari To Jail Associate
The United States Attorney’s Office says that Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, paid a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nigeria, Abba Kyari, to arrest and jail a fallen out ‘co-conspirator,’ Chibuzo Vincent.
Jameela News reports that This was contained in a statement released on Wednesday by the court titled, ‘Six Indicted in International Scheme to Defraud Qatari School Founder and then Launder over $1 Million in Illicit Proceeds’.
The court said Hushpuppi, who pleaded guilty to various charges, including money laundering, wire fraud, and felony, among others, used Abba Kyari, a leader of the Inspector-General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team, to jail Vincent.
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.
Hushpuppi’s associates include Vincent, Abdulrahman Juma from Kenya, Yusuf Anifowoshe, Rukayat Fashola, and Bolatito Agbabiaka.
However, Hushpuppi allegedly hunted Vincent after a dispute broke out among the team.
Hushpuppi, in retaliation, contacted Abba Kyari, to help arrest and jail Vincent.
According to the statement released by the U.S., Hushpuppi transferred to Abba Kyari’s account after the police officer sent him the photos of Vincent in prison.
The statement said:
“Court documents outline a dispute among members of the conspiracy, which allegedly prompted Vincent to contact the victim and claim that Abbas and Juma were engaged in fraud. After this contact, Abbas allegedly arranged to have Vincent jailed in Nigeria by Abba Alhaji Kyari, 46, of Nigeria. According to the affidavit, Kyari is a highly decorated deputy commissioner of the Nigeria Police Force who is alleged to have arranged for Vincent to be arrested and jailed at Abbas’ behest, and then sent Abbas photographs of Vincent after his arrest. Kyari also allegedly sent Abbas bank account details for an account into which Abbas could deposit payment for Vincent’s arrest and imprisonment.”