Northern Group, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, has reacted to the indictment of supercop, DCP Abba Kyari, in the fraud case involving infamous fraudster, Ramon Abbas, aka Huspuppi.
Naija News recalls Hushpuppi had claimed that he bribed Nigeria’s celebrated police chief Abba Kyari, US court documents reveal.
Officials said in court filings that Hushpuppi disclosed during interrogation that he paid bribes to Abba Kyari, a deputy police commissioner, to have one of his rivals arrested and jailed in Nigeria following a dispute over a $1.1 million dupe of a Qatari businessman.
Following the allegation, court documents disclosed that Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to arrest Kyari and produce him in the United States for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud.
In a statement on Sunday, signed by its leader, Yerima Shettima, Arewa Youths described Kyari’s indictment as an “attempted intimidation of a police officer right inside his independent fatherland”.
The group also berated the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for issuing an arrest warrant for the decorated police officer.
However, AYCF declared that nothing must happen to Kyari in the wake of his indictment in the fraud case involving Hushpuppi.
The statement reads: “We rejected the purported plan by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, to arrest DCP Kyari. The move by the FBI is totally unacceptable, a slap on the sensibility of our compatriots and ridicule on one of our finest crack detectives.
“We will keep a tap on the happenings in the matter, stressing that there was no justification for “singling out one of Nigeria’s most effective and efficient police officers for castigation.
“Arewa Youths urged all Nigerians who are truly patriotic to stand behind a man who has made an unrivalled mark on the sands of time by diligently serving his fatherland.”
“We also called on relevant stakeholders in the country, especially civil society organizations to “rally round this officer who risked his life in multiple operations across Nigeria, a fact proved many times through BBC news coverage of such operations.
“While we are conscious of our sovereignty as a nation, we demand justice for a man with unrivalled records of detective capabilities in the recent history of Nigeria.”