As Nigerians await the decision of the nation’s police authorities on the suspended former Head of the Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, the embattled super cop appears to have resumed his normal regular postings on social media.
Kyari, who is in the eye of the storm over his alleged involvement in a $1.1 million internet scam allegedly carried out by an Instagram influencer, Abbas Ramon, popularly known as Hushpuppi, on Saturday shared three videos clips within minutes on his verified Facebook page.
The video clips were shared from the BBC and weird history by the Borno-born celebrity policeman.
PlatinumPost reports that Kyari has maintained a very low profile in the social media space, since the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingered him on alleged link to Hushpuppi’s ‘dirty deals’.
FBI’s Special Agent, Andrew Innocenti, in a document titled, ‘Criminal Complaint By Telephone Or Other Reliable Electronic Means’ filed before the United States District Court for the Central District of California, had alleged that Hushpuppi contracted the services of Kyari after a “co-conspirator,” Chibuzo Vincent allegedly threatened to expose the alleged $1.1m fraud committed against a Qatari businessman.
Innocenti, who said he ransacked the voice calls and WhatsApp conversations between Kyari and Hushpuppi, had also alleged that the latter paid the police officer N8m or $20,600 for the arrest and detention of Vincent.
Kyari had taken to Facebook on July 29, 2021, to chronicle his denial against the allegations but he later deleted the post after series of editing and tweaking.
Aghast, many Nigerians had called for stern sanctions against Kyari for his alleged complicity with a self-confessed fraudster like Hushpuppi.
The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, had subsequently constituted a Special Investigation Panel headed by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department, Joseph Egbunike, to probe the allegations.
The Egbunike panel has since submitted but the IGP is yet to act on it.
The d Police Service Commission had also set up an in-house panel to study documents related to the indictment of Kyari by the FBI.
The commission stated that it had the final say on the investigation of Kyari, adding that it was not bound to accept the recommendations of the Special Investigation Panel set up by the IGP to probe the DCP’s indictment by the FBI.