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Hushpuppi: Probe panel submits amended report on Kyari

Hushpuppi: Probe panel submits amended report on Kyari

THE Special Investigation Panel has submitted its report to the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, two weeks after it was mandated to probe the former Head, Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police. The four-man panel headed by the Deputy Inspector -General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department, Joseph Egbunike, submitted its findings to the IG on Monday. Kyari is under investigation for his alleged involvement in a $1.1m Internet fraud allegedly perpetrated by an Instagram influencer, Abbas Ramon, popularly known as Hushpuppi and four others; Abdulrahman  Juma (Abdul); Vincent Kelly Chibuzo (Kelly);…
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FBI will get you whether you like it or not – Falana tells Abba Kyari

FBI will get you whether you like it or not – Falana tells Abba Kyari

Human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana, has said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will get embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, to face justice whether he likes it or not. He spoke during a Twitter Spaces conversation hosted by one of the EndSARS activists, Rinu Oduala. According to Falana: “Whether Abba Kyari likes it or not, the Americans are going to get him to stand trial. “We want to make the government responsible and accountable, anybody who has been kidnapped, the family members who have paid ransom to have them freed.” The Senior Advocate of Nigeria wondered…
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Hushpuppi: Governor Zulum denies visiting Abba Kyari

Hushpuppi: Governor Zulum denies visiting Abba Kyari

Borno State Governor, Babagan Umara Zulum, has denied ever visiting the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari. OHAFIA TV News reported recently that Kyari was recently suspended by the Nigeria Police over his alleged involvement in Hushpuppi’s fraud saga. However, a video emerged on Monday on social media, alleging that Governor Zulum and his predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima had visited DCP Kyari at his residence over the incident. But Malam Isa Gusau, spokesman of the Borno governor on Wednesday, said it was an old video being recirculated by some mischief makers to rubbish the governor and his predecessor, Senator…
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Review: ‘How Abba Kyari Extorted Over N41m From Me’ — Man Petitions Judicial Panel

Review: ‘How Abba Kyari Extorted Over N41m From Me’ — Man Petitions Judicial Panel

Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police (DCP), has been accused of extorting over N41 million from Afeez Mojeed, a Lagos-based businessman. The extortion, Mojeed claimed, was done in 2014 when Kyari was officer in charge of the now disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS) in Lagos. In a series of petitions between 2016 and 2018, Mojeed sought justice through the Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), but to no avail. In a fresh petition filed on October 22, 2020, through Salawu Akingbolu & Co, Mojeed’s counsel, and addressed to the newly…
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DCP Abba Kyari reacts to ‘bribe’ from Hushpuppi’s $1.1 million fraud money

DCP Abba Kyari reacts to ‘bribe’ from Hushpuppi’s $1.1 million fraud money

DCP Abba Kyari has reacted to allegations that he collected bribes from embattled Nigerian fraudster, Abbas Ramoni, popularly known as Hushpuppi, now on trial over an internet scam in the United States. Huspuppi had pleaded guilty to the charges of fraud in court in the United States. However, a version of the court filings indicated that the fraudster disclosed during interrogation that he paid bribes to Kyari to have one of his rivals arrested and jailed in Nigeria following a dispute over a $1.1million dupe of a Qatari businessman. He claimed that he had asked Kyari to arrest and jail…
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