ABBA KYARI: I acted as Debt Collector for Hushpuppi.


Abba Kyari on Tuesday the 3rd of August denied collecting bribes from ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas to detain a gang member Chibuzo Vincent, saying the notorious fraudster only sent him receipts of N8 million transaction to help him recover a loan.

Mr Kyari’s comment is a detour from his initial defence following his indictment by the United States. The DCP of the Nigeria Police had initially claimed in a Facebook statement on July 29 that he had no ties to Hushpuppi, saying the con artist only sent him N300,000 to help him purchase native wears.

But following a social media report of how he collected N8 million from Hushpuppi, Abba Kyari edited his Facebook post on Tuesday night and changed his story as he came under extensive public ridicule and Police Administrative action. Kyari stated that the N8 million reported was an outstanding debt owed to Hushpuppi, and not a bribe for him to hold Chibuzo for the Qatar business scam to pull through as alleged by the FBI in the Court papers.

“Nobody demanded or collected any money from Abbas Hushpuppi. He can be interviewed Publicly in the Presence of world media by the people holding him to confirm this. He also called for another case in June 2020 and complained about a financial transaction with a second person whom he said his friend sent 8million naira to and pleaded for his friends’ money to be recovered.

“He sent transaction slips and other evidence to prove their case against the person, All these can be verified from Hushpuppi since he is still in Custody. And it can be verified from the person who collected the 8million naira from Hushpuppi’s friend whom they complained about is alive and is in Nigeria. Generally, Whatever investigation steps/Tactics that is being taken in most cases especially on the Parties in this type of case from January to June is not for public consumption. This is the true story,” stated DCP Kyari.

Within a few hours after changing his story, Abba Kyari deleted the entire post from his Facebook page. He did not return requests from the online media for comments about his decision to take down the statement.



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