Investigations by the Police on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 revealed that members of a syndicate led by international scammer, Ramon Abass, popularly known as Hushpuppi paid N235,120,000 to Kyari’s younger brother.
The probe also indicates that Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, equally funneled N44m to his brother’s bank account in multiple transactions.
However, the investigation report failed to disclose whether Kyari’s brother was acting as a proxy for his embattled elder brother who is currently in custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Kyari, who was suspended by the police last July for his alleged links to Hushpuppi; allegedly attempted to sell part of the cocaine which was seized from some drug dealers in Enugu; while he was on suspension.
The investigation report was submitted to the Attorney-General of the Federation.
It disclosed that a total of N279.120m flowed to the younger Kyari’s bank account at various times from the cyber scam syndicate members-Efe Martins (lead coordinator), Sikiru Adekoya, Usman Ibrahim, as well as Hussaini Ala.
It stated, “Sikiru Adekoya has many times received money from Hushpuppi and Efe…; has equally transferred money to Usman Ibrahim. Adekoya after an initial denial of having any financial transaction with both Hushpuppi and Efe Martins eventually admitted receiving various sums of money through transfers into his account.
‘’However, he could not offer reasonable explanations of what the sums were meant for and what he did with the monies.
”The network of Hushpuppi Internet fraud syndicate consists of Efe Martins as the lead coordinator; who through his company, Efe Martins Integrated Concept Ltd.; has at various times transferred different sums of money to Sikiru Adekoya, Usman Waziri Ibrahim, Hussaini Ala.
“A junior brother to DCP Kyari is a major beneficiary of funds from the Zenith Bank account of Hussaini Ala; from where he at different times received various sums totaling N218, 120, 000. He also received the sum of N44m in multiple transactions from DCP Abba Kyari.’’
Kyari was taken into custody by the NDLEA alongside four officers after he was indicted for dealing drugs by the police.
His accomplices include Sunday Ubuah; ASP Bawa James; Inspector Simon Agrigba; and John Nuhu. Another officer, ASP John Umoru, is said to be at large.
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