By Mukwuzi Joseph
An arrest warrant has been issued for the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, who has been linked to fraud with Nigerian internet fraudster, Hushpuppi
Court documents disclosed that Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to arrest Kyari and produce him in the United States for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud.
The FBI this week disclosed that Hushpuppi and Kyari have been friends and were both involved in a conspiracy to launder money.
Hushpuppi had accused the Deputy Commissioner of Police of receiving bribes from him to arrest a member of the syndicate in Nigeria.
American prosecutors first sought a court warrant to arrest Mr Kyari on February 12, 2021, according to court documents seen by The Gazette.
Another warrant was requested on April 29, 2021.
Judge Wright’s permission for the FBI to arrest Mr Kyari and hold him in U.S. custody was unsealed on July 26.
Meanwhile, Kyari in a statement released on Thursday has denied the allegations of conspiracy with Hushpuppi, adding that he only sold clothes to him at a time.