Richard Ginika Izuora
More revelations have emerged from the ongoing investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on fraudulent activities of Ramon Abass, popularly called Hushpuppi.
The FBI, on Monday, August 2, dismissed denials by Abba Kyari over the collection of N8m bribe from Hushpuppi, to arrest and jail Kelly Chibuzo Vincent, the internet fraudster’s co-conspirator.
Kyari had openly denied any wrongdoing after a court document exposed how Hushpuppi bribed him to arrest Chibuzo following a dispute over the proceeds of crime.
“Nobody demanded a kobo from Abbas Hushpuppi,” Kyari denied in his Facebook post.
But then the FBI, details of their conversations indicated that Kyari actually received money to effect detention of Chibuzo for five weeks on Hushpuppi’s demand.
The FBI noted that in 2019, Hushpuppi and others conspired to take advantage of a Qatari businessperson’s interest; in securing a loan meant for a project in Qatar.
Upon receiving the money, Chibuzor with others conspired to create a fake Wells Fargo bank website, a screenshot of which Hushpuppi would send to the victim, to convince him that funds had been deposited into his/her account, in order to fraudulently induce the victim businessperson to make a further payment.
On January 9 and 10, 2020, Chibuzor informed the socialite that he was displeased; with the payment he received from the proceeds of their crime and thereafter contacted the businessperson to tell him Hushpuppi was “fake”.
Hushpuppi vowed to set Chibuzo up and contacted Kyari to have him arrested in Nigeria; for contacting their victim to inform him of their ploy.