A United States court has allegedly issued a warrant of arrest for a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nigeria, Abba Kyari over his indiction in the fraud case against suspected international fraudster, Ramon Abass popularly known as Hushpuppi.
A court document obtained by Peoples Gazette, shows Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordering the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, to track down Kyari and produce him in the United States for his role in the multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Hushpuppi; and his co-conspirators.
The court had earlier said that Hushpuppi used Kyari to arrest and jail a co-conspirator, Chibuzo Vincent, after the latter threatened to expose a $1m fraud committed against a Qatari businessman.
According to the indictment by the court, Hushpuppi allegedly conspired with five others – including Vincent – to defraud the businessperson (whose name was withheld) by claiming to be consultants and bankers who could facilitate a loan to finance the construction of a school in Qatar.
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The document also said Hushpuppi worked with some of his partners in crime including 28-year-old Abdulrahman Juma from Kenya, and 40-year-old Chibuzo Vincent from Nigeria.
Other are Yusuf Anifowoshe, 26; Rukayat Fashola, 28; and Bolatito Agbabiaka, 34.
However, Hushpuppi allegedly hunted Vincent after a dispute broke out among the team and after the latter threatened to expose the fraud to the Qatari businessman.
“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,” the statement partly read.