Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum and his predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima, have denied reports of visiting suspended police officer, Abba Kyari.
Hushpuppi and five gang members were arrested for allegedly being involved in fraud and laundering money meant to finance a school for children in Qatar.
Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down Kyari and produce him in the United States for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi.
The affidavit accused Kyari of conspiring and arranging for Vincent to be arrested and jailed at Abbas’ behest, and then sent Abbas photographs of Vincent after his arrest.
Kyari had denied any wrongdoing in a statement on Facebook, the senior police officer narrated that Abbas called him two years ago to complain about a person threatening to kill his family.
He was subsequently suspended from the police force after a recommendation by the IGP, and he is now facing a panel as regards the FBI report.
A video of Zulum and Shettima with Kyari surfaced online with claims that both men paid a solidarity visit to the embattled police officer who has been indicted in the Hushpuppi fraud case.
A statement released by the spokesperson of Governor Zulum, Isa Gusau, says the governor and his predecessor do not know the residence of embattled DCP Abba Kyari, let alone visiting him.
Gusau said he resorted to issuing the clarification since Abba Kyari who promised to issue the clarification himself did not do so, more than four hours after making the promise to the spokesman.
Isa Gusau, said the video in circulation was recorded by some associates of Abba Kyari at the residence of Senator Kashim Shettima in Abuja on June 30, 2021, when Abba Kyari paid an empathetic visit to Shettima following the mischievous circulation of rumors that the Senator had died in the UK.
He said Kyari himself had shared the same video on his verified Facebook wall on June 30, shortly after he visited Shettima. He added that Kyari who hails from Borno State and in Shettima’s constituency visited the former Governor to wish him well like many others had visited the Senator during the time.
Gusau released a video of some sympathizers who had also visited the Senator the same period, which showed the senator receiving them in his house, the same place being described as Abba Kyari’s house. He also pointed observers to take note of the TV behind Zulum and Abba Kyari with a CNN breaking news on the release of American Comedian actor, Bill Cosby, which, as can be verified by anyone online, happened on June 30, 2021.
The spokesman called on Abba Kyari to issue a similar clarification as he had promised when the spokesman called his attention to the misrepresentation given the fact it was Kyari himself who took that video and released it on his Facebook page on June 30, 2021.