Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, has been declared wanted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, over alleged links with an international drug cartel.
This was disclosed by the NDLEA Spokesman in a statement made available on Monday, 14th February 2022.
The statement read in part “With the intelligence at our disposal, the Agency believes strongly that DCP Kyari is a member of a drug cartel that operates the Brazil-Ethiopia-Nigeria illicit drug pipeline, and he needs to answer questions that crop up in an ongoing drug case in which he is the principal actor.”
The statement added, “His failure to cooperate forced the hand of the Agency and that is the reason for this press briefing.”
They added, “He proposed a drug deal whereby he and his team are to take 15kg of the cocaine and leave 10kg for the prosecution of the suspects arrested with the illicit drug in Enugu.’
The Agency also made it known that “In the meantime, the purloined cocaine will be replaced with a dummy worth 15kg. He asked the NDLEA officer to persuade men of the FCT Command, to play along as well.”
This is coming following the involvement of the suspended DCP in the fraud case of a popular fraudster, Ramon Abbas, known as Hushpuppi.
The United State authorities made it known that Kyari was a conspirator with Hushpuppi in a $1.1 million deal to defraud a Qatari businessman.