Raman Abbas, the popular Nigerian fraudster has pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against him in the United States, he also confessed to bribing the celebrated Nigerian Police Chief, Abba Kyari.
Raman Abbass and his accomplices have been under the serious investigation of the US government, most especially after their syndicate have been bursted in Dubai, New York City and other cities of the world last June.
Officials who appeared in court with Raman revealed that he disclosed his bribery deal with a celebrated Nigerian police deputy called Abba Kyari. The bribe according to the source was to facilitate the punishment of a close rival of the culprit over a $1.1 million Dollars dupe of Qatari business person.
This allegation has never been defended by Abba Kyari, who appears to be repelling every attempt to speak with him on phone.
Mr Raman Abbass reportedly paid Kyari to witch hunt and jail a fellow fraudster, Kelly Chibuzor Vincent whose disagreement with Abbas over the sharing of the proceed of a dupe carried out on a Quatari business person led to the action. Chibuzor called almost immediately the fraud victim and revealed that he had been scammed by a syndicate through himself and Abbas.
This action infuriated Mr. Abbas who communicated with the police deputy for the hatchet job. The police deputy thereafter sent pictures of Mr. Vincent in jail to Mr. Abbas who eventually did a wired transaction on being satisfied with the job done by Mr. Kyari.
“Court documents outline a dispute among members of the conspiracy, which allegedly prompted Vincent to contact the victim and claim that Abbas and Juma were engaged in fraud. After this contact, Abbas allegedly arranged to have Vincent jailed in Nigeria by Abba Alhaji Kyari, 46, of Nigeria.
“According to the affidavit, Kyari is a highly decorated deputy commissioner of the Nigeria Police Force who is alleged to have arranged for Vincent to be arrested and jailed at Abbas’ behest, and then sent Abbas photographs of Vincent after his arrest. Kyari also allegedly sent Abbas bank account details for an account into which Abbas could deposit payment for Vincent’s arrest and imprisonment,” U.S. Justice department said in a statement.
At the success of the $1.1 million fraud, Mr Abbas spent additional $230,000 on wristwatch, he also bribed some officials at St. Kitts and Nevis for his citizenship of that island country.
“Approximately $230,000 of the stolen funds allegedly were used to purchase a Richard Mille RM11-03 watch, which was hand delivered to Abbas in Dubai and subsequently appeared in Hushpuppi’s social media posts.
“Other illicit proceeds from the scheme were allegedly converted into cashier’s checks, including $50,000 in checks that were used by Abbas and a co-conspirator to fraudulently acquire a St. Christopher and Nevis citizenship, as well as a passport for Abbas obtained by creating a false marriage certificate and then bribing a government official in St. Kitts,” officials said.
Mr. Ramon has pleaded guilty to Multimillion dollar fraud and will be serving twenty years imprisonment hopefully. He will be sentenced in later weeks and will have to forfeit his properties and right to appeal.
Mr. Kyari has before now laced the media with his no-nonsense stance, he was accelerated with promotions on bringing a reasonable solution to all violent but lucrative crimes like banditry and kidnapping in Nigeria.
Amnesty International levelled Mr. Kyari with the allegation of depleting the property of a suspected criminal after successfully shooting the man.
Mr. Ezenwa’s wife revealed that Mr. Kyari accessed his husband’s account, withdrew millions generated from her husband’s accommodation business.
Kyari denied corruption emanating from his team and did not directly tackle Mr. Ezenwa’s allegation.
At about the same time as when Mr Abbas was arrested last June in Dubai, Mr Kyari was honoured by the Nigerian House of Representatives, with lawmakers praising him for his diligent and incorruptible service to the nation.