The Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to interrogate the indictment of a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, over his connection to a $1m fraud involving alleged international fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi.
The party made the call in a statement on Thursday by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, insisting that a forensic investigation into the allegations against Kyari should be carried out.
The statement read in part: “The revelation of the involvement of Kyari, the head of Nigeria’s intelligence response unit, as a receiver of proceeds of international fraud is worrisome, disturbing and a stain on the integrity of our nation.
“It is indeed disquieting that the integrity of our nation has fallen so abysmally low under the corrupt and fraud-patronizing President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress administration, to the extent that the head of its police intelligence unit is being charged in connection with international fraud.
“Our party demands that the APC administration should not sweep this matter under the carpet given the manifest rapport between Kyari and some top APC leaders. We urge President Buhari not to ‘ease out’ this case of corruption but should immediately restore the integrity and image of our nation by allowing for a forensic investigation of the suspect.
“Moreover, if this Abba Kyari matter is not well handled, it will be a permanent stain on the reputation of our police, security system and our nation at large.
“The PDP, therefore, asks President Buhari to direct the Inspector General of Police to take in Abba Kyari for questioning and if found culpable, he should be handed over to the FBI.”
NaijaNewsNow had reported that Abba Kyari was indicted as shown in court documents. He was alleged to have been paid by Hushpuppi, who recently pleaded guilty to charges against him, to arrest and jail an associate, Chibuzo Vincent.
Kyari has however disputed the claims, saying he did not receive any money from the alleged International fraudster.