Former Minister of Aviation and Campaign Director to President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has come to the defense of embattled DCP Abba Kyari, who is being accused of collecting $1.1m from fraudster Husspuppi and a court has ordered his arrest in the United States.
Chief Fani-Kayode wrote on his Facebook page that, “A super cop that has risked his life protecting us from kidnappers, murderers & terrorists all these years & that has arrested more criminals than any other is accused of taking bribes from a yahoo boy & scammer all the way from America & we are expected to believe it? Not me!” He continued that DCP Abba Kyari is one of the bravest, brightest and best cops in Nigeria and that he will not believe these crazy allegations levelled against Abba Kyari or condemn him unless he see any evidence to the contrary.
“He has proved himself over and over again when it comes to catching criminals and I do not believe that he is one himself. If he were he would not have such an excellent record in combating crime.
“Nigerians seem to take delight in believing and assuming the worse about their best. That is part of our problem: we love and celebrate the evil but we despise, hate and seek to pull down the righteous and good.
“As far as I am concerned there are as many crooked, bent & killer cops all over the world as there are good ones & America has its fair share of both.The only people that ought to take pleasure in reading this crap about Abba are the kidnappers and terrorists in our country.
“Allegations are a dime a dozen and an indictment does not amount to a conviction: show me the evidence or keep your mouth shut forever.
“I urge Abba to continue the good work he has been doing and not allow himself to be distracted by his numerous detractors.
“This is a deep conspiracy to destroy his career and it will not work.”‘
The Inspector General of Police has launched an internal investigation into the allegation and announced that they received letter from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation on the matter yesterday. DCP Abba Kyari has denied collecting any money from Husspuppi except for N300,000 Mr. Ramon Abass aka Husspuppi sent to a man he linked Husspuppi with to buy some traditional caps and attires.