Members of a syndicate led by international fraudster, Ramon Abass, popularly known as Hushpuppi, paid N235, 120, 000 to an unnamed younger brother of embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, a recent police report has revealed.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Kyari, currently on suspension and relieved from all police duties pending the outcome of an internal investigation into his alleged connection with Hushpuppi, has been in the news this week for the wrong reasons again. He is accused by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) of being a member of an international drug cartel.
The investigation report which was submitted to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, showed that a total of N279.120m flowed to the younger Kyari’s bank account at various times from the cyber scam syndicate members-Efe Martins (lead coordinator), Sikiru Adekoya, Usman Ibrahim, and Hussaini Ala.
It is not clear whether Kyari’s brother was acting as a proxy for his embattled elder sibling when he received the huge money from Hushpuppi’s associates.
It stated: “Sikiru Adekoya has many times received money from Hushpuppi and Efe and has equally transferred money to Usman Ibrahim. Adekoya after initial denial of having any financial transaction with both Hushpuppi and Efe Martins eventually admitted receiving various sums of money through transfers into his GTBank. However, he could not offer reasonable explanations of what the sums were meant for and what he did with the monies.
“A junior brother to DCP Kyari is a major beneficiary of funds from the Zenith Bank account of Hussaini Ala from where he at different times received various sums totaling N218, 120, 000. He also received the sum of N44m in multiple transactions from DCP Abba Kyari.’’