The Nigeria green chambe has stated that Abba Kyari, popularly known as super cop remains its honouree awaiting the determination of the accusation against him by the United States Bureau of Investigation.
Upon the suggestion of the inspector general of police, Usman Baba, the embattled cop has been restrained by the Police Service Commission , pending thorough scrutiny of his case by the police authorities.
The chamber, had honoured Kyari earlier in June, for his excellent duty to the NPF and people of Nigeria.
The offer and award came as result of an action sponsored by Ahmad Jaha, representing Chibok Federal Constituency in Borno State.
The restrained DCP, super cop was summoned before the house to appear before the it in plenary.
The house leader, Gbajabiamila, returned homages in shining phrases to kyari, who he depicted as a competent man and an asset to the Nigeria security architecture.
Gbajabiamila announced, “here is a man. In the house here is a man who did substantiated himself for noble recognition; a man who used his latter years in serving father land.
Some would know him; some would’ve seen him. Now the House in its judgment, considered it worthy to applaud and to award him.”
Majority of the legislators also rendered their adulation of praise to him, urging Nigeria Government to give him a national recognition.
In embracing the honour, Kyari said he dedicates the honor to the fallen heroes of the IRT who lost their died serving father land.
However, the FBI has claimed that kyari has received N8m or $20,600 disbursed to him by one of the world notorious fraudster and money laundering suspect, Abass Ramon, aka Hushpuppi, to apprehend and jail a co-conspirator, Chibuzo Kelly Vincent.
A record published by the United States District Court for the Central District of California, dated February 12, 2021, asserted that Hushpuppi hired the services of the IRT commander after Chibuzo allegedly threatened to disclose an alleged $1.1m fraud committed against a Qatari businessman.
on Monday when contacted to talk on the honour bestowed on Kyari, after being indicted in the scandal, Benjamin Kalu, the Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, explained that the DCP is still presumed innocent until proven culpable.
In his words, “The position of our law is that a person is innocent until proven guilty. It is not the only award that he has. We cannot begin to shave him of his award; he is a suspect at the moment. Lawmakers are not lawbreakers.
But if at the completion of his trial, he is found culpable, then the House would have justification to evaluate its stance. But at the period, he is still subject investigation.”
The FBI criminal complaint resided at the United States District Court in California had named Hushpuppi and Kyari among six suspects indicted in a $1.1m international fraud collusion.
The rest suspect comprise AbdulRahman Juma (Abdul); Vincent Kelly Chibuzo (Kelly); Rukayat Motunrayo Fashola (Morayo); and Bolatito Tawakalitu Agbabiaka (Bolamide).
Kyari, better known as ‘super cop,’ has lived under flame since the FBI, last Wednesday, unsealed a 69-page court record presenting that he was under investigation by the bureau for his alleged link to Hushpuppi, who had pleaded guilty to fraud.
In the case captioned 2:21-cr-00203, USA VS Abba Alhaji Kyari dated April 29, 2021, the FBI implored a US District Court in California to order the arrest of Kyari for 10 days.
Like Kyari, the green chamber, under Gbajabiamila’s oversight, on September 18, 2019, honoured the Chairman of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, for the unrestricted air services delivered by his local airline to rescue Nigerians under xenophobic onslaughts in South Africa.