Hushpuppi, who recently pleaded guilty to various fraud charges in the United States, has reportedly revealed how he bribed Nigeria’s ‘super cop’, Abba Kyari.
According to Sahara Reporters, the socialite whose real name is Ramon Abbas confessed to US authorities in his plea agreement filed late Tuesday about his role in the school-finance scheme, as well as several other cyber and business email crimes that yielded more than $24million.
Hushpuppi claimed he bribed Kyari, to have one of his rivals, Kelly Chibuzor Vincent, arrested and jailed in Nigeria following a dispute over a $1.1million dupe of a Qatari businessperson. Vincent had contacted the victim and informed them that they were being scammed by a syndicate involving him and Abbas. And this led to a quarrel, prompting Hushpuppi to contact Kyari to arrest and jail Vincent.
Once Hushpuppi had received photos of Vincent in jail, Kyari sent him his bank account number.
The U.S. Justice department said in a statement, per Sahara Reporters:
“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.
“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.
Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to multi-million fraud earlier this month and faces up to 20 years in jail.