Suspended DCP Abba Kyari makes first public appearance


The suspended erstwhile head of the Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari on Saturday, graced the wedding Fatiha of Maina Alkali, the son of Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali Baba.Kyari has not been seen in the public since the suspension.

Following the outrage against his Facebook post on August 4, 2021, Kyari deleted the post and disappeared from the Blueville. He also disappeared from Instagram where he had over 80,000 followers.His last post was on July 26, 2021 on the platform. However, the Borno-born cop took to his verified Facebook page with over 450,000 followers on Saturday to share photos from the wedding ceremony.

Kyari was suspended in July 2021 for alleged involvement in a $1.1 million Internet fraud allegedly perpetrated by Hushpuppi and four others; AbdulRahman Juma (Abdul); Vincent Chibuzo (Kelly); Rukayat Fashola (Morayo); and Bolatito Agbabiaka (Bolamide).


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The Federal Bureau of Investigation had alleged that Hushpuppi paid $20,600 to two bank accounts allegedly provided by Kyari on January 20, 2020.

Kyari denied the wrongdoing.

It was learnt that the wedding ceremony took place at the palace of Shehu of Borno Abubakar El-Kanemi in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

Sharing over 400 pictures on his Facebook page, he wrote: “Today At the wedding of our younger brother Maina Alkali in Maiduguri my home town.

“May GOD bless their union with Happiness, Prosperity and Beautiful children, Ameen Ameen.”

In some of the pictures, he was seen shaking hands with immediate past Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Hakeem Odumosu and Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana, others.

The wedding also attracted the Senate President Ahmad Lawan; former governor of Borno, Kashim Shettima; Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika; president of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote; managing director/CEO of Tiamin Rice, Aminu Ahmed, among other dignitaries.

It was also learnt that the event was attended by host Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno and his Yobe and Jigawa counterparts, Mai Mala Buni and Badaru Abubakar respectively.

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