Following the allegations of bribe levelled against super cop Abba Kyari by popular instagram sensation and self confessed international fraudster Hushpuppi, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has said it will set up a panel to probe what transpired. This is according to The cable.
Owing to the allegations, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has already secured a court order for the arrest of Kyari.
Similarly, according to TheCable, the FBI has contacted Nigeria police over the warrant of arrest, but there is yet no official confirmation and the details are still sketchy.
An international warrant of arrest can be executed through the INTERPOL but there still has to be a judicial pronouncement before Nigeria can hand over Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police, to the FBI for trial in the US.
The police have been silent on the Kyari twist to the Hushpuppi saga.
But a senior officer who spoke with TheCable said the police hierarchy would first take an “in-house action” before any extradition process can be discussed.
“The police headquarters will set up a high-powered panel to probe the allegations against him before we decide on what to do next,” the officer informed TheCable without giving further details.
He had earlier pleaded guilt to the money laundering charges against him, putting him at the risk of 20 years imprisonment.
In a recent court document, the social media celebrity had alleged that he bribed Kyari to arrest a co-fraudster.
The crack investigator has however refuted Hushpuppi’s claim, saying he did not receive any money from the socialite as claimed.
In the midst of the saga, additional court documents showed that the US district court in California had ordered the FBI to arrest Kyari.
The extradition of Hushpuppi to the US had followed after the UAE police detailed his arrest in a special operation dubbed ‘Fox Hunt 2’ where he was accused of defrauding 1.9 million victims to the tune of N168 billion.
The embattled Instagram celebrity was thereafter arrainged and detained at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Chicago ahead of his trial.