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Hushpuppi’s $1.1million fraud charge: American government says Kyari has case to answer

The United States of America government has declared that celebrated Nigerian police officer, Abba Kyari, has case to answer having identified him among co-conspirators of Ramon Abass, popularly called Hushpuppi in a $1.1million fraud charge.

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Penpushing reports that, the judge of the United States of America (USA) District Court for the Central District of California, Otis Wright in issuing the unsealing order also granted the government’s request for detention order and arrest warrant against Kyari and others.

‘Following the grand jury’s finding approving three charges against Mr Abba Kyari and others, the judge, Otis Wright of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California , made the order unsealing the docket, essentially opening up the records for public accessibility on July 26’.

Penpushing further reports that, the indictment document in the multi-million-dollars money laundering fraud alleged Kyari to have conspired with Hushpuppi together with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, knowingly conspired to commit wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343”.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, is along with others also accused of conducting financial transactions involving proceeds of unlawful activity, and aiding and abetting illegal use and transfer of a means of identification.

Penpushing also reports that, others indicted  along with  Kyari in the indictment are: Abdulrahman Juma (aka Abdul and Rahman), Kelly Chibuzo Vincent, Rukayat Motunrayo Fashola (aka Morayo), Bolatito Takakalitu Agbabiaka (aka Bolamide), and Yusuf Adeyinka Anifowoshe (aka AJ and Alvin Johnson).

The documents emphasised that they  are all named in a $1.1 million fraud coordinated by Hushpuppi an Instagram celebrity, and others against a businessperson in Qatar between November 2019 and April 2020

Penpushing reports that, Hushpuppi has, however, admitted committing the crimes and sought for a plea bargain agreement with the United States of America(USA) government in the hope of getting a lighter punishment

Meanwhile, the plea agreement with the American government  was filed at the Central District Court of Central District of California, on Tuesday, and a date will later be fixed for him to change his previous not-guilty plea to “guilty.”

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