'Super Cop' Kyari: US Warrant of Arrest Shocks Police Formations

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He was regarded as super cool, a tag which was bestowed upon him due to his heroics in tracking down criminal elements in the country, yet he may just be another symptom of all that is wrong with the police force and the Nigerian state.

Abba Kyari has been issued a warrant over his role in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi.

The Nigeria Police Force has not reacted to the warrant of arrest issued by the United States court for the Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Abba Kyari and Hushpuppi
Abba Kyari and Hushpuppi

In the warrant of arrest dated July 26, 2021, Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to arrest Kyari and produce him in the US for his alleged role in a multi-million-dollar fraud by Hushpuppi and his co-conspirators.

According to a court document circulating online and made available on the website of the Department of Justice, the judge also ordered that Kyari and five others indicted in the crime should be detained in the US.

They include 28-year-old Abdulrahman Juma from Kenya and 40-year-old Chibuzo Vincent from Nigeria. Others are Yusuf Anifowoshe, 26; Rukayat Fashola, 28; and Bolatito Agbabiaka, 34.

Reports initially indicated that Hushpuppi used Kyari to arrest and jail a co-conspirator, Vincent after the latter threatened to expose a $1m fraud committed against a Qatari businessman. However, Abba Kyari has come out to state that his dealings with the Instagram influencer and fraudster were for the purpose of helping him (Hushpuppi) get local attire.

Abba Kyari is known to be well connected with top young millionaires and politicians. He was seen a few weeks ago with billionaire, Obi Cubana at the well-publicized mother's burial in Oba Anambra state.

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