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Hushpuppi: We’ve been contacted by FBI to arrest Kyari – EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to arrest DCP Abba Kyari, over his connection with a serial internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi.

A top source in the EFCC who spoke with SaharaReporters however said no arrest can be made by the agency since Kyari is a police officer and that the case was not within the capacity of the EFCC but for the police to handle.

“FBI has contacted EFCC, asking that we arrest Abba Kyari but we told them that it is a police matter” the source in the EFCC said.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police has ordered an internal review of all the allegations levelled against Abba Kyari by Hushpuppi.

“The Nigeria Police Force reaffirms its commitment to the pursuit of justice and the strengthening of its professional relationship with the FBI and other international partners,” police spokesman, Frank Mba, said in a statement.

“Further developments on this case will be communicated to members of the public accordingly,” Mba said.

United States authorities said on Wednesday that notorious fraudster Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, popularly know as Hushpuppi reached out o Kyari to arrest one Kelly Chibuzo Vincent, who participated in a fraud scheme with Hushpuppi and Abdulrahman Imraan Juma, a Kenyan national.

The US authorities alleged that Kyari arrested Vincent and sent pictures to Hushpuppi. Kyari was also alleged to have sent an account number to Hushpuppi for him to pay into.

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The suspected internet fraudster who was arrested in Dubai in June 2020 allegedly told the FBI that he gave a bribe to Abba Kyari to facilitate the arrest and imprisonment of a member of his online fraud gang identified as Chibuzo Vincent.

Abba Kyari has denied this allegation. He insisted that he didn’t demand or collect money from the fraudster.

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