Abba Alhaji Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, has been accused of collecting a bribe from embattled social media celebrity, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
In court documents released by the United States Department of Justice on Wednesday, titled: ‘Six Indicted in International Scheme to Defraud Qatari School Founder and then Launder over $1 Million in Illicit Proceeds’, Kyari was said to have been bribed to arrest one Kelly Chibuzor Vincent, 40, in Nigeria, who created bogus documents and arranged for the creation of a fake bank website and phone banking line to support the defrauding of a business person trying to provide $1.1m for the funding of a school in Qatar.
Vincent was said to have contacted the businessman after a dispute with Hushpuppi and other members of the syndicate to expose the fraud. Angered by his move, Hushpuppi had ordered Kyari to arrest him in Nigeria and lock him up.
Kyari, after arresting and locking up Vincent, reportedly sent photos as confirmation to Hushpuppi, who sent the police officer some money via a provided bank account number.
Recall that Hushpppi pleaded guilty to charges filed against him by the United States Government for money laundering.
The 38-year-old now risks a 20-year jail term when declared guilty.
His guilty plea bargain was filed at a U.S. Central District Court of California and signed by him and his lawyer, Louis Shapiro, and the Assistant United States Attorney, Anil Antony, on July 4.
See Arrest Warrant Document: