30th July, 2021
Femi Fani-Kayode, a former aviation minister, has said there is a deep conspiracy to destroy the career of Abba Kyari.
Fani-Kayode stated this on Thursday after the United States (US) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) linked Kyari head of the IGP Intelligence Response Team to an international fraudster, Abbas Ramon, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
The FBI report indicted Kyari as one of the receivers of proceeds of international fraud organised by Hushpuppi.
However, Fani-Kayode described the report as “crazy allegations.”
He said: “A super cop that has risked his life protecting us from kidnappers, murderers and terrorists all these years and that has arrested more criminals than any other is accused of taking bribes from a yahoo boy and scammer all the way from America and we are expected to believe it? Not me!
“Abba is one of the bravest, brightest and best cops in Nigeria and I will not believe these crazy allegations levelled against him or condemn him unless I see any evidence to the contrary.
“He has proved himself over and over again when it comes to catching criminals and I do not believe that he is one himself. If he were he would not have such an excellent record in combating crime.
“Nigerians seem to take delight in believing and assuming the worse about their best. That is part of our problem: we love and celebrate the evil but we despise, hate and seek to pull down the righteous and good.
“As far as I am concerned there are as many crooked, bent & killer cops all over the world as there are good ones and America has its fair share of both. The only people that ought to take pleasure in reading this crap about Abba are the kidnappers and terrorists in our country.
“Allegations are a dime a dozen and an indictment does not amount to a conviction: show me the evidence or keep your mouth shut forever.
“I urge Abba to continue the good work he has been doing and not allow himself to be distracted by his numerous detractors.
“This is a deep conspiracy to destroy his career and it will not work.”