Popular fraudster, Ramon 'Hushpuppi' Abbas exposes a decorated Nigerian Deputy Police Commissioner, Abba Kyari for aiding his fraudulent scheme of $1.1 million.
This is coming following the extradition of Hushpuppi some months ago at his extravagant hotel residence in the United Arab Emirates to the United States.
According to new evidence released by the Federal Authorities after the fraudster pleaded guilty to get a reduced sentence of 20 years, it was uncovered that Hushpuppi once used the services of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, to have a fellow fraudster arrested for ratting him out to his victim.
"Court documents outline a dispute among members of the conspiracy, which allegedly prompted Vincent to contact the victim and claim that Abbas and Juma were engaged in fraud. After this contact, Abbas allegedly arranged to have Vincent jailed in Nigeria by Abba Alhaji Kyari, 46, of Nigeria.
"According to the affidavit, Kyari is a highly decorated deputy commissioner of the Nigeria Police Force who is alleged to have arranged for Vincent to be arrested and jailed at Abbas' behest, and then sent Abbas photographs of Vincent after his arrest.
Kyari also allegedly sent Abbas bank account details for an account into which Abbas could deposit payment for Vincent's arrest and imprisonment," U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.
After successfully having his competitor locked up by Kyari and defrauding his victim to the tune of $1.1 million, Hushpuppi made payment to the Police Commissioner for the job well done.
"Approximately $230,000 of the stolen funds allegedly were used to purchase a Richard Mille RM11-03 watch, which was hand-delivered to Abbas in Dubai and subsequently appeared in Hushpuppi's social media posts.
"Other illicit proceeds from the scheme were allegedly converted into cashier's checks, including $50,000 in checks that were used by Abbas and a co-conspirator to fraudulently acquire a St. Christopher and Nevis citizenship, as well as a passport for Abbas obtained by creating a false marriage certificate and then bribing a government official in St. Kitts," officials said.