In his bid to cover up his weak defence, the embattled and suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari has deleted a Facebook post of his statement denying taking bribe from celebrity internet fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi.
Hushpuppi, who is standing trial in a US Court had alleged that he gave Kyari money to jail his rival, one Kelly Chibuzor Vincent after a dispute over a $1.1 million scam on a Qatari businessman.
Kyari, however denied the allegation in a Facebook post last week, saying he never collected or demanded money from Hushpuppi but only connected him to a fabric dealer whom the latter paid about N300,000 to make five sets of clothes for him.
“Later, he saw some of my native clothes and caps on my social media page and he said he likes them and he was connected to the person selling the clothes and he sent about N300k directly to the person’s account. The native clothes and caps (5 sets) were brought to our office and he sent somebody to collect them in our office”, he said.
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But on Wednesday, a check by Nigerdeltaconnect revealed that he had deleted where he had earlier claimed to have linked Hushpuppi up with his tailor and before doing that he attempted to edit the statement three times without making any sense.
He also edited his statement to further include another money-related case he handled involving Hushpuppi, more proof of his desperate attempt to appear clean.
The now deleted version reads: “Nobody demanded or collected any money from Abbas Hushpuppi. He can be interviewed publicly in the presence of world media by the people holding him to confirm this.
“He also called for another case in June 2020 and complained about a financial transaction with a second person whom he said his friend sent eight million naira to and pleaded for his friend’s money to be recovered.
“He sent transaction slips and other evidences to prove their case against the person all these can be verified from Hushpuppi since he is still in custody.
“And it can be verified from the person who collected the eight million naira from Hushpuppi’s friend whom they complained about is alive and is in Nigeria.
“Generally whatever investigation steps/tactics that is being taken in most cases especially on the parties in this type of case from January to June is not for public consumption. This is the true story,” the embattled Kyari said.
The former Commander of the IGP Intelligence Response Team has been declared wanted by the US Government and a warrant of arrest issued by the court following the overwhelming evidence of the FBI on him.
He was last weekend suspended by the Police Service Commission (PSC) on the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to allow for an internal investigation of the matter.