A United States District Court has ordered the arrest of the Head if the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari, for his alleged role in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, and others.
The order was handed down by Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Court document had it that Wright ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down Kyari and produce him in the US for his role in large scale international fraud put at $1.1 million.
The victim was said to be a Qatari educationist
The FBI said Hushpuppi, who was arrested in the United Arab Emirates last year, and Kyari, both of whom it alleged had been friends, conspired to launder money.
The FBI also indicted Kyari for allegedly receiving bribes from Hushpuppi to arrest a member of the syndicate in Nigeria.
The court document said: “A criminal complaint and an indictment contain allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
“Both conspiracy counts alleged in the indictment carry a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.
“Aggravated identity theft carries a mandatory two-year prison term.