Us court orders FBI to arrest Abba Kyari
According to court documents, a warrant of arrest has been issued for Nigerian police commissioner Abba Kyari.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been ordered by Judge Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California to track down Mr Kyari and extradite him to the United States for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas, a notorious Nigerian fraudster.
Mr. Abbas was detained in Dubai in June and pled guilty to fraud in the United States this week. According to the FBI, Messrs. Abbas and Kyari were friends and were both involved in a money laundering scheme.
Mr Kyari was also charged with accepting money from Mr Abbas in exchange for the arrest of a syndicate member in Nigeria.
According to court documents reviewed by The Gazette, American prosecutors first filed a court warrant to arrest Mr Kyari on February 12, 2021. On April 29, 2021, a new warrant was issued.
On July 26, Judge Wright’s order allowing the FBI to arrest Mr Kyari and hold him in US custody was made public.
Mr Kyari refuted claims of collusion with Hushpuppi in a hasty statement, saying he only met him two years ago and did not profit financially from the fraudster.