Abba Kyari, suspended Head of Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team, has taken to the social media to share a memory of a Facebook post on President Muhammadu Buhari.
The post, which originally first appeared on Facebook in October 2014 and posted by one Zeebaby Evergreen, had promised that Buhari when elected president would turn around the fortunes of Nigerian economy and makes Naira more stronger than the United States dollar.
“WHY DO SOME PEOPLE STILL CHOSE TO ENTER
THE BUSH AFTER SEEING THE RIGHT PATH,” the post shared by Kyari on Saturday queried.
“Muhammadu Buhari as a head of state was locally refining fuel in Nigeria and exporting 100,0000 barrels of refined products per day.
“He never imported fuel. He never increased the pump price of
fuel. The Naira had more value than the dollar. #1was equivalent to $1.4. Buhari did not borrow a dime from any country. The price of fuel was very low.
” Buhari signed the contract for Warri Refinery, for Kaduna Refinery, for more than 20 depots all over the country, for laying of pipelines, more than 3200 kilometers and Nigeria did not borrow a kobo for those projects. The Agric industries were
booming. Food was everywhere and affordable. NIGERIANS WAKE UP, ” the post said.
While many of Facebook users, who commented on the post lauded the embattled ‘super cop’ for his boldness to share it amidst the worsening economic condition in the country, others described it as a mere mockery of the Buhari’s administration for dashing the hopes of Nigerians.
PlatinumPost reports that Buhari defeated then incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 presidential election following his promises of eliminating insecurity and corruption in the country as well as reposition the economy, all of which have appeared to be mirage.
While terrorists and kidnappers have crippled the nation’s security architecture, the dollar now exchanges for about N570 at the blackmarket and about N417 at the official foreign exchange market.
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 self-confessed fraudster and Instagram influencer, Abbas Ramon, popularly known Hushpuppi.
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.