Following reports linking him to alleged internet fraudster Ramon Abass, better known as Hushpuppi, Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has defended Abba Kyari, Deputy Commissioner of Police.
The US Department of Justice, DOJ, in California had accused Kyari, the chief of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Intelligence Response Team (IRT), of taking a bribe from Hushpuppi.
According to reports from the Department of Justice, Hushuppi paid Kyari a $1 million bribe to put a disloyal gang member in prison in Nigeria.
These were among the FBI’s conclusions, according to the Department of Justice. Kyari, on the other hand, has refuted the charges.
In light of this, the IGP had ordered a review of the charges leveled against Kyari.
Fani-Kayode reacted by describing Kyari as a “super cop” who has put his life on the line to safeguard Nigerians from assassins and terrorists.
He promised he would not convict the IRT boss unless he saw proof to the contrary.
Fani-Kayode captioned a photo of Kyari on his Twitter account: “A super cop that has risked his life protecting us from kidnappers, murderers and terrorists all these years and that has arrested more criminals than any other is accused of taking bribes from a yahoo boy and scammer all the way from America & we are expected to believe it? Not me!
“Abba is one of the bravest, brightest and best cops in Nigeria and I will not believe these crazy allegations levelled against him or condemn him unless I see any evidence to the contrary.
“He has proved himself over and over again when it comes to catching criminals and I do not believe that he is one himself. If he were he would not have such an excellent record in combating crime.
“As far as I am concerned there are as many crooked, bent & killer cops all over the world as there are good ones & America has its fair share of both. The only people that ought to take pleasure in reading this crap about Abba are the kidnappers and terrorists in our country.
“Allegations are a dime a dozen and an indictment does not amount to a conviction: show me the evidence or keep your mouth shut forever. I urge Abba to continue the good work he has been doing and not allow himself to be distracted by his numerous detractors. This is deep.”