The recent allegations that Nigeria’ s celebrated Police Officer DCP Abba Kyari is involved in a $1. 1 million Internet fraud has no doubt come to many people as a shock. Recall that the Police Officer is famous for his ability to track down criminal gangs, neutralize them, and make arrests. However, recent reports revealed that Nigeria’ s famous Internet Fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, accused DCP Abba Kyari of being his friend and co- conspirator in the fraud case he recently pleaded guilty.
The news, which many are finding difficult to believe, has continued to generate serious reactions from the public. Although one cannot conclude that DCP Abba Kyari is guilty as accused until it has been proved by a competent court of law, the allegation has been received by the public with mixed feelings, with some Nigerians appearing to have already concluded within themselves that he is indeed, an associate of Hushpuppi.
Recently, Nigeria’ s former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani- Kayode alleged that he cannot believe that the famous DCP Abba Kyari, could have been involved in the crime until it has been proved. Arguably, this is contrary to the views of those who have come to see DCP Abba Kyari as Hushpuppi’ s associate. In the same vein, a post on the official Facebook page of Joe Igbokwe has revealed those he believe to be the real associates of Hushpuppi.
Joe Igbokwe, who is the Senior Special Assistant to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo- Olu on Drainage and Water Resources, took to his Facebook page to share photos of Hushpuppi with some Nigerian politicians, and add the inscription ” Hushpuppi & Associates” . Arguably, these are not the set of people that anyone would expect to be associated of Hushpuppi. Therefore, we may begin to wonder if there could be more to that comment.
It is arguable that the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu of Lagos state, could have shared the post to express his belief on the innocence of DCP Abba Kyari at least until he is proved guilty. However, the comment he made on photos of some Nigerian politicians who he referred to as the associates of Hushpuppi is what we cannot tell for sure, if there is more to it.
Do you think there could be more to the comment?