A businessman from Lagos State in October 2020 accused Nigerian Deputy Police Commissioner Abba Kyari of extorting N41 million on the time Kyari was Operation Commander (OC) of the now-defunct Particular Anti-Raubery Squad Ikeja.
Kyari is at the moment concerned in fraud allegations introduced towards him by serial web scammer Ramon Olorunwa Abbas aka Hushpuppi, who lately pleaded responsible in the USA.
He’s additionally wished by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Hushpuppi, who pleaded responsible to cash laundering, wire switch fraud and capital crimes in a US courtroom, amongst different issues, mentioned he had used Kyari, the chief of the Police Inspector Common’s Intelligence Response Workforce, to arrest a colleague of fraudster Kelly Chibuzor Vincent, after each have been embroiled in an argument, presumably over easy methods to divide the $ 1.1 million loot the Qatari businessman acquired.
“In line with the affidavit, Kyari is a extremely embellished deputy commissioner of the Nigerian Police, who is alleged to have ordered the arrest and detention of Vincent at Abbas’s orders and to have despatched pictures of Vincent to Abbas after his arrest. Kyari has allegedly additionally despatched Abbas checking account particulars for an account to which Abbas might deposit funds for Vincent’s arrest and detention, ”the US Division of Justice mentioned in paperwork now publicly out there.
In October 2020, Lagos businessman Mojeed acknowledged that Kyari was concerned in an roughly 41 million kidney fraud regardless of Mojeed failing to make sure that justice was finished on the matter.
Mojeed discovered that he was unsuccessfully pursuing the matter earlier than the Impartial Corrupt Practices and different associated Offenses Fee (ICPC) and the Nationwide Human Rights Fee (NHRC).
In a petition filed on October 22, 2020 by way of Salawu Akingbolu and Co and addressed to the Lagos Judicial Committee for Victims of SARS-Associated Abuses, Kyari and his officers have been accused throughout a 2014 raid.
The businessman, who was dwelling along with his pregnant spouse, 18-month-old son, and mother-in-law, mentioned he thought it was a theft.
He mentioned telephones, verify books, financial institution playing cards and paperwork have been confiscated. After the home was searched, Mojeed was reportedly taken to the SARS workplace in Ikeja, the place he was detained for 14 days.
He was later “charged on a trumped-up cost” of stealing N97 million. The paperwork TheCable reviewed on the time alleged that the police “by no means confirmed up or introduced any witnesses” for over a yr whereas the matter was in courtroom.
“They forcibly eliminated his and his spouse’s wedding ceremony ring, opened their closet and took the sum of N280,000 and the sum of N50,000 was additionally taken from his automobile, whereupon the Honda Accord (2008) mannequin was confiscated and continues to this present day taken away, ”the petition reads, including that the fees towards him have been later overturned in courtroom.
Whereas in detention, Mojeed recounted his ordeal: “The police, underneath the supervision and risk of Abba Kyari (OC SARS), pressured him to signal three checks from Zenith Financial institution for N 150,000 every, dated August 22, 2014 and issued the Sum to Alabi Olawale Nurudeen, who’s considered one of her cronies, to retire.
The police are mentioned to have acquired a password for his financial institution card and withdrew one other 395,000 N between October 20 and 23, 2014.
Allegedly on the path of Kyari, Mojeed was seen by “Inspector Fola, Corporal Bolu and Corporal Akeem on the twenty third Obinna Edward whom Mojeed mentioned he had by no means seen or heard of earlier than.
A US courtroom has lately issued an arrest warrant towards Kyari to reply for Hushpuppi’s fraud allegations and fees towards him.