A United States court has ordered the arrest of a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nigeria, Abba Kyari.
According to a court document, Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down Kyari and produce him in the United States for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi; and his co-conspirators.
Judge Wright’s order to the FBI to arrest Mr Kyari and hold him in U.S. custody was unsealed on July 26.
CHECKPOINTCHARLEY had reported that Hushpuppi alleged that he bribed Kyari to have one of his rivals arrested and jailed in Nigeria following a dispute over a $1.1million fraud.
Abbas had pleaded guilty to a multi-million fraud earlier this month and faces up to 20 years in jail.
Mr. Kyari had on Thursday in a statement on Facebook denied any wrongdoing.