The Inspector General of Po­lice (IGP), Usman Baba, has ordered an internal review of the allegations against Abba Kyari, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), over his alleged in­volvement in a $1.1 million bribe in­volving Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas.

This is following a warrant of arrest against DCP Abba Kyari by Judge Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Wright ordered the Federal Bu­reau of Investigation (FBI) to track down Kyari and produce him in the United States for his role in the alleged fraud perpetrated by Hushpuppi. ­


According to IGP Baba, in a statement by CP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, “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.”

Abbas Hushpuppi was ar­rested in Dubai last June and he pleaded guilty to fraud in the U.S. this week. The FBI said Messrs. Abbas and Kyari have been friends and were both involved in a conspiracy to launder money.

Kyari was also indicted of receiving bribes from Abbas to arrest a member of the syn­dicate in Nigeria.

American prosecutors first sought a court warrant to arrest Kyari on February 12, 2021, according to court documents, while another warrant was requested on April 29, 2021.

Judge Wright’s permission for the FBI to arrest Kyari and hold him in U.S. custody was unsealed on July 26.