A United States District court has issued a warrant of arrest for Nigeria’s top cop, DCP Abba Kyari, over his association with disgraced fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas also known as ‘Ray Hushpuppi’.
Judge Otis Wright of the US District court of California ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to produce Mr. Kyari in the US for his alleged role in a multi-million dollar fraud.
Court documents revealed that Kyari and Abbas were both involved in a conspiracy to launder money. It was gathered that Kyari was indicted for collecting bribes from Hushpuppi to arrest a member of his fraud syndicate in Nigeria.
A court warrant to arrest Mr Kyari was requested by prosecutors on February 12, 2021 and another warrant was requested on April 29, 2021.
Judge Wright’s permission for the FBI to arrest Mr. Kyari and hold him in U.S. custody was unsealed on July 26.