Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari left his official activities in Nigeria and flew to Dubai to enjoy a lavish lifestyle with alleged fraudster Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
We reported earlier how court documents said Hushpuppi confessed to bribing DCP Abba Kyari to arrest one of his gang members and throw him in jail following a dispute presumably over proceeds of their crime.
The trip to Hushpuppi’s residence which reportedly took place in September 2019 was one of an episode of a mutually-beneficial cozy affair between Kyari and Abbas’ that was uncovered by American authorities as part of their ongoing prosecution of Hushpuppi for multi-million dollar Internet fraud.
Additional details in the indictment file contained how Kyari left his job as a police officer and travelled to Dubai to enjoy a good time with Mr Abbas, who lived at Palazzo Versace in the Emirati commercial capital, Peoples Gazette reports.
”Mr Abbas sent a car and driver to drive Kyari around during that trip,” FBI unsealed indictment said.
Also during the trip, Mr Kyari was said to have bragged to Abbas about some of his so-called crime-busting activities in Nigeria, to which Mr Abbas responded by playing allegiance to the police chief.
“Am really happy to be ur boy. I promise to be a good boy to u sir,” Hushpuppi told Mr Kyari in an intercepted message.
Abbas pleaded guilty this week after his legal representatives successfully negotiated a plea deal with prosecutors in Central California, court documents said. He faces up to 20 years in jail at sentencing in the coming weeks.