A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal complaint lodged at the United States District Court in California lists Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari among six suspects indicted in an international fraud conspiracy.
The other suspects are Ramon Olorunwa Abbas (Ray Hushpuppi), who is already held in the US; AbdulRahman Imraan Juma (Abdul); Vincent Kelly Chibuzo (Kelly); Rukayat Motnuraya Fashola (Morayo); and Bolatito Tawakalitu Agbabiaka (Bolamide).
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The affidavit signed by FBI special agent, Andrew John Innocent and Magistrate Judge Patricia Donahule also included identification details of the suspects, including addresses of last location, telephone numbers, emails and biodata.
Before the court details, dated February 12, 2021, surfaced in Nigeria, the Department of Justice, US Attorney’s Office in Central District of California had earlier released a statement dated July 28, 2021, titled: “Six Indicted in International Scheme to Defraud Qatari School Founder and then Launder over $1million in Illicit Proceeds.”
The statement further reads: “Nigerian National Known as ‘Hushpuppi’ Admits Money Laundering in School Financing Scam and Additional Cyber and Business Email Compromise Scheme.”
The report concluded that there is probable cause to believe “that Abbas, Juma, Chibuzo, Kyari, Fashola and Agbabiaka participated in the conspiracy to fraudulently obtain and launder money obtained from the victim of businessperson, in violation of 18 U.S.C. S1349 (Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud) and 18 U.S.C. S 1956 (h) (Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering.”
It went on to state that: “Abbas directly interacted with the victim businessperson falsely claiming to be a Wells Fargo banker named “Malik”.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, was not reachable when our reporter attempted to contact him.
He did not also respond to the message sent to him on the development.
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