The spokesman to the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, Isa Gusau, has spoken on the video making round about his principal’s alleged visit to the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.
Naija News had earlier reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had indicted the Nigerian super cop in a fraudulent trial involving confess internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
Amid the probe of the deputy commissioner of police, video of the embattled officer with the Governor of Borno State and Senator Kashim Shettima was spotted online.
Kyari in the video was seen shaking hands with Zulum as Shettima watched from a distance.
Social media users had concluded that the Borno State Governor and Lawmaker visited Kyari to show solidarity with him over his travail.
Gusau, however, in a statement on Wednesday set the records straight on the video.
He said Kyari met both men when he visited Shettima’s Abuja residence in June.
Gusau condemned the embattled police officer for not releasing statement on the trending video despite promising to do the needful.
He said “Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum and his predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima do not know the residence of embattled DCP Abba Kyari, let alone visit him. Zulum’s spokesman has clarified.”
“Gusau said he resorted to issuing the clarification since Abba Kyari who promised to issue the clarification himself did not do so, more than four hours after making the promise to the spokesman.
“Isa Gusau said a video in circulation was recorded by some associates of Abba Kyari at the residence of Senator Kashim Shettima in Abuja on June 30, 2021, when Abba Kyari paid an empathy visit to Shettima following the mischievous circulation of rumours that the Senator had died in the UK.
“Kyari himself had shared the same video on his verified Facebook wall on June 30, shortly after he visited Shettima. See link to Kyari’s Facebook post:
“Kyari who hails from Borno State and in Shettima’s constituency visited the former Governor to wish him well like many others had visited the Senator during the time.
“Gusau released a video of some sympathizers who had also visited the Senator the same period, which showed the senator receiving them in his house, the same place being described as Abba Kyari’s house.
“Gusau also pointed observers to take note of the TV behind Zulum and Abba Kyari with a CNN breaking news on the release of American Comedian-actor Bill Cosby, which, as can be verified by anyone online, happened on June 30, 2021.
“The spokesman called on Abba Kyari to issue a similar clarification as he had promised when the spokesman called his attention to the misrepresentation given the fact it was Kyari himself who took that video and released it on his Facebook page on June 30, 2021.
“Pls see video of a visit by other sympathizers, link to Kyari’s post on June 30, 2021, and compare with the same video in circulation, claiming Zulum and Shettima had visited Kyari,” the statement read.
Source: Naija News