Police chief allegedly conspire with fraudster Hushpuppi in $1.1M deal
Embattled fraudster Ramon Abass also known as Hushpuppi has narrated how he bribed Deputy Police Commissioner Abba Kyari to arrest and jail one of his rivals Kelly Chibuzor Vincent over a $1.1 million deal.
It would be recalled that Abass Hushpuppi who the federal authorities in the United State have been probing after he and his co-conspirators were arrested last year pleaded guilty to multimillion-dollar fraud earlier this month and faces up to 20 years in jail.
He will be sentenced in the coming weeks and will forfeit some of his assets and his rights to appeal while also paying restitution to victims of his years-long fraud.
According to Peoples Gazette, court documents showed that Hushpuppi confessed during interrogation that he bribed the police chief to arrest and jail one of his rivals over a dispute on how to share $1.1 million proceed after duping a Qatari businesses man after Vincent contacted the victim and informed the victim that he was being scammed by a syndicate involving him and Abass.
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This angered Abass who contacted Kyari to arrest and jail his rival over the dispute.
According to Abass, Kyari sent pictures of Vincent in jail and subsequently sent his bank account number to which a wire transfer was made for a job well done
“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.
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“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.