The ongoing investigation into the cybercrime allegations levelled against Nigerian socialite Ramon Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi, has revealed that he used a highly decorated Nigerian Police Officer, Abba Kyari, to arrest and jail one of his accomplices identified as Kelly Chibuzo Vincent.
According to the US Department of Justice, court documents showed that Hushpuppi allegedly contacted Abba Kyari to have vincent arrested and jailed in Nigeria. Meanwhile, Kyari reportedly sent photographs of Vincent to Hushpuppi after his arrest.
The highly decorated Deputy Commissioner of Police also sent bank account details to the socialite for him to deposit payment for the arrest and imprisonment of Vincent.
Hushpuppi had admitted money laundering in School Financing scams and additional cyber and business email compromise schemes. EveryEvery.ng gathered that six people were indicted in an international conspiracy to defraud Qatar School founder and launder over $1 million in illicit proceeds.
A federal grand jury revealed that the socialite was involved in an elaborate scheme to steal over 1 million dollars from a businessperson who attempted to finance the construction of a school for children in Qatar.
According to the indictment, he allegedly conspired with one 28-year old Abdulrahman Imraaan of Kenya and 40-year-old Kelly Chibuzo Vincent of Nigeria.
A dispute among members of the conspiracy allegedly prompted Vincent to contact the businessperson and claim that Abbas engaged in fraud.
However, Hushpuppi allegedly spent $230,000 on a watch and also bribed officials at St. Kitts and Nevis for his citizenship after the $1.1 million fraud pulled through. He reportedly used about $230,000 of the stolen funds to purchase a Richard Mille RM11-03 watch hand-delivered to him in Dubai.
You will recall that Hushpuppi had pleaded guilty to multi-million fraud and faces up to 20 years in jail. He would soon be sentenced and forfeit some of his assets and his rights to appeal while also paying restitution to his victims.