Below is the full transcript of a conversation between the Head of IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari, and an international fraudster, Abbas Ramon, popularly known as Hushpuppi obtained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI):
First, Kyari sent a message to Hushpuppi saying:
“We would pick him today or tomorrow.”
Abbas (Hushpuppi) wrote:
“I will take care of the team also after they pick him up.”
It also stated that on January 20, 2020, Kyari sent biographical, identifying information for Chibuzor to Hushpuppi.
Their conversation goes thus:
Abbas (Hushpuppi) confirmed “that is him sir.”
“We have arrested the guy . . . He is in my cell now. This is his picture after we arrested him today.”
After receiving the photograph of Vincent/Chibuzor, Abbas (Hushpuppi) said:
“I want him to go through serious beating of his life.”
In response to Kyari’s question about what Chibuzor had done to Abbas (Hushpuppi), Abbas sent Kyari an audio message.
“What he did is, I have one job. The job want to pay me 500, umm, 75,000 dollars [i.e., $575,000]. He went to message the job behind me because I told him to help me make one document for me to give the job. Then he went—he has a—I gave him the details.
“Then he went to message the job behind my back and try to divert the money and in this process, he tell the job because of the documents he gave me that I gave the job, he tells the job, ‘These document they sent to you before. These people are fake (sic).
“’This money—is me who can help you to get it. Come to me le—bring this money you want to pay these people to me. I’m the only one who can help you,’ and all these things to divert the job for himself.”
After listening to the message, Kyari simply said he understood without requesting other information or evidence relating to Chibuzor’s role in the scheme, or any questions about the nature of the transaction, the document added.
Hushpuppi further said he wanted to pay money to send Chibuzor to jail for a long time, stating:
“Please sir I want to spend money to send this boy to jail, let him go for a very long time.”
“Ok bro, I understand I will discuss with my team who arrested him . . . And handling the case. We will do something about it.”
“Let me know how I can send money to the team sir, let them deal with him like armed robber.”
“OK I will send their account details to u.”
Hushpuppi further wrote:
“He betrayed me and try (sic) to take food out my mouth, this is great punishable sin.”
“I want him to suffer for many years.”
The document stated that about some minutes later, Kyari provided the account information for a bank account at a Nigerian bank, Zenith Bank, in the name of a person other than Kyari himself.
“Ok sir, tomorrow by noon.”