Police chief Abba Kyari of Nigeria has removed his controversial Facebook post in which he said he was just tailoring for renowned fraudster Ramon’ Hushpuppi’ Abbas.
After the US Department of Justice revealed his indictment, Mr Kyari went to Facebook. On July 29, Abba Kyari said he hardly knew Hushpuppi and urged his supporters to ignore the baseless accusations.
The suspended deputy police commissioner claimed his sole interaction with Hushpuppi was when the fraudster spotted some traditional attires on his social media profile and contacted him to say he loved them.
“Nobody demanded any money from Abbas Hushpuppi, and nobody collected any money from him,” Mr Kyari emphasized. “We responded to a distress call he made on a threat to his family and released the Suspect when we discovered there was no life threat from the Suspect. This is the true story. Vincent is alive, and he can be contacted.”
The indictment of the syndicate and Mr. Kyari’s arrest warrant revealed Mr. Kyari’s lies regarding his connection with Hushpuppi and his scam knowledge.
After police confirmed the papers were authentic, Mr. Kyari was suspended. A panel was set up to investigate his participation in cross-border wire fraud and money laundering operations.
To hold a member of their syndicate, Chibuzo Vincent, for a $1.1 million cyberheist, Mr. Kyari got N8 million from Hushpuppi; Mr Abba Kyari confirmed this when he edited his Facebook post at 12:03 a.m. on August 4.
By 4:01 a.m., both the original and edited posts have vanished from Mr Kyari’s page. It’s unclear why the humiliated officers chose to delete the whole message after it had been seen by millions worldwide.