Hushpuppi admits bribing Abba Kyari to arrest a partner in an N451 billion fraud
Ramon Abbas, alias Ray Hushpuppi, admitted to American authorities that he paid a prominent Nigerian police official for one of his scams.
Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner, is the commander of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team and is well-known in security circles.
A federal grand jury indictment released this week in the United States of America, on the other hand, says that he was connected with Hushpuppi. According to court records, Hushpuppi arranged for Kyari to be detained after a disagreement about an ongoing fraud the two were operating on a businessman.
The two worked together with others to steal more than $1.1 million from a Qatari businessman who was seeking to fund the development of a school for children.
Due to a disagreement between the two, Vincent was obliged to contact the victim to reveal the fraud, causing his partner to take him out with a high-ranking Nigerian law enforcement official.
According to the affidavit, Kyari complied with the request and supplied Hushpuppi pictures of an imprisoned Vincent as well as money account information.
Although Hushpuppi is no longer included in the indictment, six other persons have been charged as part of the worldwide conspiracy.
According to court documents made public this week, the online fraudster pled guilty to conspiring to launder money, with the scams resulting in losses of more than $24 million.
When he is sentenced later by a Los Angeles court, he may face up to 20 years in jail.