Some agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have reportedly met with the Inspector General of Police(IGP), Usman Alkali Baba over the possible extradition of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari, who was linked with a mega fraud scheme.
According to reports, the FBI agents are seeking the approval of the IGP to release Kyari for interrogation over his alleged involvement in the fraud scheme with popular Nigerian Instagram celebrity, now an international fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, famously known as Hushpuppi.
Kyari, one of Nigeria’s most decorated officers was allegedly fingered to have conspired with Hushpuppi to steal more than $1.1 million from a businessperson who had aimed to finance the construction of a school for children in Qatar.
According to a report by the Department of Justice, Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to the multi-million-dollar fraud charges filed against him by the US government.
The report further explained that Hushpuppi, alongside his other conspirators faked the financing of a Qatari school by playing the roles of bank officials and creating a bogus website in a scheme that also bribed a foreign official to keep the elaborate pretense going after the victim was tipped off.
The DCP was said to have allegedly collected an undisclosed fund from Hushpuppi to arrest one Kelly Chibuzo Vincent, 40, a who wanted to foil the effort of his team members due to a dispute.
Following the emergence of the allegations, an “internal review of the allegations” against Kyari, by a United States court has been ordered by the IGP.
Meanwhile, according to some reports, four FBI agents met with the IGP on Thursday asking for the release of Kyari in order to be taken to the United States for interrogation over his role in the activities of fraud scheme.
A source reportedly added that the agents also met with the IGP on Friday to fastrack his approval for Kyari’s extradition to U.S.
“FBI agents met with the IGP yesterday (Thursday) to demand Abba Kyari’s arrest and extradition to the United States citing the urgency of the case. Four FBI agents returned to the IG’s office this morning, they are there asking the IGP to release Kyari for interrogation,” a source told an online medium.