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IGP Usman Baba Appoints DCP Tunji Disu As Replacement For Suspended DCP Abba Kyari |The Republican News

DCP Tunji Disu

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba has appointed Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Tunji Disu as the new head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

The posting of Disu, the IGP said, is on the heels of Management’s decision to fill the leadership gap within the IRT and refocus the Unit for better service delivery.

DCP Abba Kyari, who occupied the post, was suspended at the weekend following his alleged involvement in the sharing of $1.1m loot by internet fraudstar Hushpuppi, according to an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

A statement on Monday by the Force Police Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba said: “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has today, 2nd August, 2021 approved the posting of DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

“The IGP has charged the new Head of the IRT to demonstrate his professional competence in his leadership of the Unit.

“He also assured citizens that the IRT will remain focused in the discharge of its duties in line with national statutes and international best practices.

“Prior to his appointment as the new Head of the IRT, DCP Tunji Disu, a former Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos State, was the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

“He had also previously served at the State CID, Rivers State as the Deputy Head of the Unit. He was also a former Commander of the Nigeria Police Contingent to the African Union (AU) Peace Keeping Mission in Dafur, Sudan.

“DCP Disu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the Lagos State University (LASU) and a Master Degree in Public Administration from the Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State.

“He has also attended several professional courses both at home and abroad: Small Arms Smuggling Training in Botswana, Internet Fraud Training at the Cambridge University, UK, Strategic Leadership Command Course at the Police Staff College, Jos, Forensic Investigations and Criminal Intelligence Course at the University of Lagos, amongst others.

“He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations and Chattered Institute of Personnel management, amongst other professional bodies”.

The posting, Baba said, is with immediate effect.

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Abba Kyari Is Billionaire With Posh Houses In Maiduguri, Sells Cars Seized From Criminals —Residents Claim |The Republican News

DCP Abba Kyari

A resident of Borno state has said that Nigeria’s Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari who is being investigated for the extent of his connection with suspected fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, alias Hushpuppi, sells cars he seizes from kidnappers and armed robbers in Maiduguri, the state capital.

The resident in a private message to a Nigerian academic and media scholar, Farooq Kperogi which was reported by SaharaReporters also claimed Kyari has enriched himself through proceeds of corruption.

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According to the anonymous resident, Kyari is not a millionaire but a billionaire, who has more than 20 properties in a posh area in his state, Borno.

Kperogi said: “Na wa o. This is what someone from Maiduguri sent to my inbox in response to my column. It is unedited and unverified but interesting nonetheless: ‘Everyone in Maiduguri knew that Kyari is extremely rich, he gives out cars, monies and sells those he seized from the kidnappers and armed robbers at some selected car stands in Maiduguri and Abuja, as at now he’s building a big plaza along Gombole Road near Giwa Barracks and bought the neighbouring plaza.

“There’s sign post he stood and snapped a picture where street was name after him, that’s New GRA or Bama GRA he has more 20 properties there!

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“You can independently find out from those who knows him, he has properties to his named in lagos, abuja etc, I call him super rich, he surpasses IGP Kamseleem.

“What those kidnappers were saying is very true, I developed interest on what he’s doing when I read Evans interview where he said what Abba and his team took from his house was far beyond what they declared….he’s not a millionaire but billionaire.

‘He moves in convoys when in Maiduguri and brazenly go round his properties.’”


SaharaReporters had reported how Kperogi also quoted a resident of Borno saying Kyari was building a mansion on Jemina Road of Damboa, with its gate made of glass and steel.

The resident alleged that the police chief offered N70 million to a neighbour who has a house behind his mansion “so he can have his house out of the way to enable him have straight access to the main road from this mansion.”


“Good evening Prof. Just reading your post on the Abba Kyari saga. It didn’t come to me as a surprise. Kyari is so super rich for the job he does. He is building a mansion on Jemina road of Damboa, that house is something else. It is the first gigantic double-gated house I’m seeing in Maiduguri, the gate is made of glass and steel.


“He wanted paying (sic) of a neighbour who has a house behind him 70 million naira so he can have his house out of the way to enable him have straight access to the main road from this mansion. And with a couple of people who have told stories implicating him, and them being shut up, it doesn’t come as a surprise at all,” Kperogi quoted the Borno resident as saying.

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has recommended the immediate suspension of Kyari, who is also the Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), from the service of the Nigeria Police Force, pending the investigation of fraud allegations against him.

The IGP, in his letter to the Police Service Commission, dated 31st July, 2021, noted that the recommendation for the suspension of the officer, is in line with the internal disciplinary processes of the Force.

The United States Attorney’s Office, Central District of California, had issued an arrest warrant against Kyari for his alleged links to Hushpuppi, who is standing trial for various offences that include internet fraud and money laundering.

Hushpuppi has since pleaded guilty to the charges and, if convicted, risks a 20-year-jail term, three-year supervision upon completion of jail term and monetary restitution to the tune of $500,000 or more.

US court documents also outlined a dispute Hushpuppi had with a member of his gang, which allegedly prompted him to arrange to have an individual identified as ‘co-conspirator’ Kelly Chibuzor Vincent, jailed in Nigeria by DCP Kyari.

According to the affidavit, “Kyari is a highly decorated deputy commissioner of the Nigeria Police Force who is alleged to have arranged for Vincent to be arrested and jailed at Abbas’ behest, and then sent Abbas photographs of Vincent after his arrest.

“Kyari also allegedly sent Abbas bank account details for an account into which Abbas could deposit payment for Vincent’s arrest and imprisonment.” (Journalist101)

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DCP Abba Kyari: Arewa Youths Blow Hot, Say Nothing Should Happen To Him |The Republican News

DCP Abba Kyari

By Ibrahim Wuyo, Kaduna

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has taken a swipe at the American Court that ordered the arrest of DCP Abba Kyari, and dismissed what it described as “the attempted intimidation of a police officer right inside his independent fatherland”.

In a statement signed by the group’s National President, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, AYCF sounded a note warning that “nothing must happen to him( DCP Kyari)”.

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The group rejected the purported plan to arrest DCP Kyari, describing the move by the FBI as “totally unacceptable, a slap on the sensibility of our compatriots and a ridicule on one of our finest crack detectives”.

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The group said it would keep a tab on the happenings on the matter, stressing that there was no justification for “singling out one of Nigeria’s most effective and efficient police officers for castigation.”

AYCF, therefore, urged “all Nigerians who are truly patriotic to stand behind a man who has made an unrivalled mark on the sands of time by diligently serving his fatherland.”

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They called on relevant stakeholders in the country, especially civil society organizations to “rally round this officer who risked his life in multiple operations across Nigeria, a fact proved many times through BBC news coverage of such operations”.

” While we are conscious of our sovereignty as a nation, we demand justice for a man with unrivalled records of detective capabilities in the recent history of Nigeria”, the youths said.

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BREAKING: IGP Usman Baba, Suspends DCP Abba Kyari, Sets Up Probe Panel Over FBI Indictment |The Republican News

Hushpuppi and DCP Abba Kyari

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered immediate suspension of DCP Abba Kyari, the Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), from the Service of the Nigeria Police Force, pending the outcome of an ongoing internal investigations surrounding him.

The IGP, in his letter to the Police Service Commission, dated 31st July, 2021, noted that the recommendation for the suspension of the officer, is in line with the internal disciplinary processes of the Force.

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In a Press Statement released by Force Police Public Relations Officer [FPRO] CP Frank Mba “The IGP further noted that the suspension is also expected to create an enabling environment for the NPF Special Investigation Panel to carry out its investigations into the weighty allegations against DCP Abba Kyari without interference”.

The statement affirms that “The suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer”.

The Special Investigation Panel (SIP), according to CP Mba, comprises four (4) Senior Police Officers, and is headed by DIG Joseph Egbunike, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID).

Mba said “The SIP, inter alia, is to undertake a detailed review of all the allegations against DCP Abba Kyari by the US Government as contained in relevant documents that have been availed the NPF by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)”.

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“The SIP is also to obtain detailed representation of DCP Abba Kyari to all the allegations levelled against him, conduct further investigations as it deems fit, and submit recommendations to guide further actions by the Force Leadership on the matter”.

Meanwhile, the IGP has reaffirmed the commitment of the Force to the Rule of Law and assured the public of the sanctity of the probe as well as the absolute respect for the rights and privileges of the officer throughout the period of the investigations.

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IGP Baba Usman Orders Internal Review Of Allegations Against DCP Abba Kyari |The Republican News

Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba

The Nigerian Police Force has reacted to the allegation of fraud involving super cop, Abba Kyari.

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, in a statement, ordered an “internal review of the allegations” against a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, by a United States court.

The police made this known in a statement on Thursday, signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba.

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Earlier, reports emerged that the United States District Court for the Central District of California alleged that a suspect, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, used Kyari to arrest and jail a co-conspirator, Chibuzo Vincent, after the latter threatened to expose an alleged $1m fraud committed against a Qatari businessman.

The Nigeria Police statement was titled, ‘Alleged Indictment Of DCP Abba Kyari: Inspector-General Of Police Orders A Review Of The Information’

It read, “Sequel to the receipt of allegations and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against one of the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, DCP Abba Kyari, the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba psc (+), NPM, fdc has ordered an internal review of the allegations.

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“The Nigeria Police Force reaffirms its commitment to the pursuit of justice and the strengthening of its professional relationship with the FBI and other international partners.

“Further developments on this case will be communicated to members of the public accordingly.”

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US Court Orders FBI To Arrest DCP Abba Kyari Over Ties With Hushpuppi |The Republican News

DCP Abba Kyari

By Segun

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.

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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.

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Hushpuppi Narrates How He Paid DCP Abba Kyari To Jail Disloyal Fraud Gang Member |The Republican News

Hushpuppi and DCP Abba Kyari

A report on the ongoing investigations into the crimes of Mr. Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi, by the FBI released by the Department of Justice, in California, USA has linked Nigeria’s super cop DCP Abba Kyari to the activities of international fraudsters.

The report, which claims that ‘Hushpuppi’ had admitted to committing money laundering in a school financing scam and a additional cyber and business email compromise schemes, links DCP Abba Kyari to the activities of 4 other Nigerian in the execution of an international scheme to defraud a Qatari school founder of over $1 Million.

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The report accused DCP Kyari of collecting monies from Hushpuppi to arrest one Kelly Chibuzo Vincent, an accomplice of Hushpuppi, in Nigeria after he (Vincent) betrayed Hushpuppi and informed a victim that he was being scammed after having a dispute with his gang.

“Court documents outline a dispute among members of the conspiracy, which allegedly prompted Vincent to contact the victim and claim that Abbas and Juma were engaged in fraud. After this contact, Abbas allegedly arranged to have Vincent jailed in Nigeria by Abba Alhaji Kyari, 46, of Nigeria.” The report said.

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The report further described Abba Kyari as “a highly decorated deputy commissioner of the Nigeria Police Force who is alleged to have arranged for Vincent to be arrested and jailed at Abbas’ behest, and then sent Abbas photographs of Vincent after his arrest. Kyari also allegedly sent Abbas bank account details for an account into which Abbas could deposit payment for Vincent’s arrest and imprisonment.”

Hushpuppi a Nigerian Instagram influencer who attracted over 2.4 million followers with pictures of a glamorous jet-setting lifestyle was arrested by Dubai police, in June, 2020, amid claims of a £350m cyberscam scheme.

Hushpuppi is currently facing criminal charges in the United States of conspiracy to launder money obtained from business email compromise frauds and other scams, including schemes that defrauded a U.S. law firm of about $40M.

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Abba Kyari Can’t With Withstand Boko, ISWAP, Fulani Bandits In His Hometown —Nnamdi Kanu |RN

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has said Abba Kyari, the Nigerian Army, police cannot withstand Boko Haram, bandits in the Northeast, but running riot in igboland.

Kanu made the remark while accusing Nigerian security operatives of killing Igbo youths while failing to curb terrorists in the Northeast.

The IPOB leader lamented that DCP Abba Kyari and his team are killing imnocent youths in the Southeast.

Speaking through the spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, Kanu insisted that Kyari wrongly tagged innocent Igbo youths as unknown gunmen.

Kanu’s remark was contained in a statement signed and issued by Powerful, on Monday.

The statement reads: “It is unfortunate that super con cop DCP Abba Kyari and his team are killing Igbo youths and labeling them ESN and unknown gunmen. While, the Igbo efulefu elders and politicians has remain mute over the issue of killings, abductions and bribery practices for the release of their innocent victims. Super con cop DCP Abba Kyari’s home town, Gujba in Yobe State and his place of birth Maiduguri in Borno State are among the worst hit in terms of insecurity.

“If truly DCP Abba Kyari is a super cop, he should have used his widely claimed tactics in intelligence field to help dislodge Boko Haram, ISWAP, and Bandits having field day in Northeast of Nigeria which is the region he came from (both Yobe & Borno are in northeast of Nigeria). After all, they say “charity begins at home.”

“Time has proven that Nigerian soldiers and police, including DCP Abba Kyari and his IRT team cannot withstand Boko Haram, ISWAP and bandits operating in the North east where insurgency and insecurity is at large, why be zealous in killing innocent Biafrans, mainly of Igbo extraction?”

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