Monday, July 18, 2022

Nigerian 'supercop' Abba Kyari trial underway - update II

The trial for disgraced Nigerian supercop Abba Kyari is underway. He and four other cops face charges of dealing in cocaine. They are being prosecuted by the NDLEA. Kyari was once lauded as Nigeria's most decorated cop.

Kyari is a suspended deputy commissioner of police and former head of the IGP Intelligence Response Team.
The presence of a former Commander of the Nigerian Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, at the Kuje Correctional Centre has generated excitement among the inmates. Some were jailed by the IRT under Kyari. Kyari rejected the food offered him by the Nigerian Correctional Service after being remanded in custody.
Nigeria's 'super cop' Abba Kyari has been arrested over his involvement in a cocaine smuggling cartel. Kyari and four other cops were arrested "for...criminal conspiracy, discreditable, unethical, and unprofessional conduct, official corruption and tampering with exhibits in a case of illicit drug trafficking involving a perpetual transnational drug cartel." Kyari was suspended last year following an FBI indictment linking him to money launderer Ramon Abbas, 'Hushpuppi', who is awaiting sentencing for his $24m cybercrime. The FBI accused Kyari of making an arrest at the request of Abbas. Abbas faces 20 years.
California has once again postponed the sentencing of internet fraudster Hushpuppi. He was to be sentenced July 11, 2022. His new date is in September.