Saturday, April 2, 2022

Nigerian 'supercop' Abba Kyari busted for cocaine smuggling - Update

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. Abbas faces 20 years.
The Central District of California has postponed the sentencing of Internet fraudster Hushpuppi by five months. He learns his fate July 11, 2022. The FBI accused Kyari of making an arrest at the request of Abbas. Kyari was once lauded as Nigeria's most decorated cop.