The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded a forensic investigation into reports that the United States (US) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has linked head of Inspector-General of Police (IGP)’s Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, to an international fraudster, Abbas Ramon, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
United States District Court for the Central District of California has ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to track down Kyari and produce him in the United States for his alleged role in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Hushpuppi.
According to Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP’s spokesman, the involvement of Kyari as an alleged receiver of proceeds of international fraud is worrisome, disturbing, and a stain on Nigeria’s integrity.
‘It is indeed regrettable that the integrity of our nation has fallen so low under the corrupt and fraud-patronizing All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, to the extent that the head of its police intelligence unit is now being investigated in relation to international fraud.’
“Our party demands that the APC administration not sweep this matter under the rug, given the manifest rapport between Kyari and some top APC figures.
We call on President Buhari not to ‘ease out’ this corruption case, but to allow a forensic investigation to be conducted on the suspect to immediately restore our nation’s integrity and image.
Moreover, if Abba Kyari is not handled well, it will permanently damage the reputation of our police, security system, and our country as a whole.
“The PDP, therefore, calls on President Buhari to direct the Inspector General of Police to question Abba Kyari and if found guilty, he should be handed over to the FBI,” the statement said.