Embattled Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Ray Hushpuppi, has indicted Nigeria’s celebrated police officer, Abba Kyari, in his ongoing trial for internet fraud in the United States.
According to a court document, Hushpuppi alleged that he bribed Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police (DCP) to have one of his rivals, Kelly Chibuzor Vincent, arrested and jailed in Nigeria following a dispute over the $1.1 million fraud that victimised a Qatari businessman.
Following this allegation, Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued a warrant order of arrest for Kyari.
The court ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down Kyari and Prosecute him in the United States for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Hushpuppi and his conspirators.
Kyari allegedly sent bank account details to Hushpuppi into which the Instagram celebrity could deposit payment for Vincent’s arrest and imprisonment.
However, in a swift reaction to protect his integrity through a post on his verified Instagram page, DCP Kyari denied the allegations leveled against him by the United States Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California.
His post reads, “Friends: Abbas who we later came to know as Hushpuppi called our office about 2years ago that somebody in Nigeria seriously threatened to kill his family here in Nigeria and he sent the person’s phone number and pleaded we take action before the person attacks his family.
“We traced and arrested the suspect and after investigations we discovered there wasn’t an actual threat to anyone’s life And they are long-time friends who have money issues between them, hence we released the suspect on bail to go and he was not taken to any jail.
“Nobody demanded for a kobo from Abbas (Hushpuppi). Our focus was to save people’s lives that were purported to have been threatened.
“Later, he saw some of my native clothes and caps on my social media page and he said he likes them and he was connected to the person selling the clothes and he sent about N300k directly to the person’s account. The native clothes and caps (5 sets) were brought to our office and he sent somebody to collect them in our office.
“Nobody demanded any money from Abbas (Hushpuppi) and nobody collected any money from him. We responded to a distress call he made on threat to his family and released the Suspect when we discovered there was no life threat from the Suspect. This is the true story. Vincent is alive, he can be contacted.
“For those who are celebrating that this is an indictment on us and mentioning some fictitious Big Money, They will be disappointed once again as our hands are clean and our record of Service for 2 decades is open for everybody to See. They will continue seeing us serving our father land and we will continue responding to distress calls from all Nigerians provided they are life-threatening.
“For Good Nigerians who appreciate our Service please don’t worry as our hands are clean and they should please not respond to those celebrating and creating many false Narratives without any Evidence. We are used to such types of people and false newsmakers and distributors.
“Thank you all and GOD bless Nigeria.”