Nigeria’s largest opposition party, the People Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Inspector of General of Police to order the investigation and possible extradition of DCP Abba Kyari to the United States for his alleged involvement with fraud suspect, Abbas Ramon, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
This was disclosed in a statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Thursday, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
What the party is saying
Ologbondiyan said that Kyari’s alleged involvement with a known fraudster compromises his integrity as the head of Nigeria’s Intelligence Response Unit.
His statement read in part:
“Our party demands that the APC administration should not sweep this matter under the carpet given the manifest rapport between Kyari and some top APC leaders.
We urge President Muhammadu Buhari not to ease out this case of corruption but should immediately restore the integrity and image of our nation by allowing for a forensic investigation on the suspect.
Moreover, if this Kyari matter is not well handled, it will be a permanent stain on the reputation of our police, security system and our nation at large.
The PDP, therefore, asks President Buhari to direct the Inspector General of Police to take in Abba Kyari for questioning and if found culpable, he should be handed over to the FBI.”
What you should know
- Nairametrics reported earlier that U.S Court documents revealed that popular fraudster, Hushpuppi arranged to have a former business partner, Kelly Chibuzo Vincent, arrested by popular Police Commissioner, Abba Kyari after they scammed a Qatari businessman of $1 million.
- Meanwhile, Abba Kyari reacted to the allegation contained in a US court affidavit claiming that Hushpuppi’s associate was arrested after his office was called about a potential case of threat to life.