Abba Kyari, is a DCP of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, Formerly serving at the Lagos State Police Command, in the capacity of the Officer-In-Charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS for 5yrs, an outfit reputed for combating violent crimes ranging from armed robbery, car theft, kidnapping , gang clashes, sea piracy and terrorism.
DCP Abba Kyari Policeman Wiki, Profile
|Date of birth||17 March 1975|
|Net Worth||$1.3 million|
DCP Abba Kyari Biography
Abba Kyari (born 17 March 1975) is a deputy commissioner of police in Nigeria and a member of the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team (IGP-IRT).
He was recently indicted by a United States Court for allegedly working alongside Nigerian Fraudster Ray Hushpuppi.
He’s a member of the International Association of Police Chiefs (IACP). Prior to his appointment as IGP-IRT, he was the Officer-in-Charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad at the Lagos State Police Command (SARS).
Kyari rose to prominence at the ENDSARS Protest in Nigeria in October 2020, as well as for accepting a bribe from Hushpuppi, a notable Instagram personality and fraudster. A US court ordered the FBI to arrest him immediately on July 28, 2021.
DCP Abba Kyari Age
DCP Abba Kyari is 46 years of age as at 2021.
DCP Abba Kyari State of Origin
Abba Kyari is from Borno state, Northern Nigeria.
DCP Abba Kyari Career
In 2000, Abba was enrolled to the Police Academy in Wudil, Kano State, where he graduated as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and was sent to the Adamawa State Police Command for a one-year required attachment in the Song Police Division.
Later, Kyari worked as a Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) in Numan, Adamawa State, and as Unit Commander 14 PMF Yola. He was promoted to 2 IC and then Officer-in-Charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad at the Lagos State Police Command (SARS). Abba Kyari is the current head of the Nigerian Police Force’s Intelligence Response Team, which is based in Abuja.
DCP Abba Kyari Awards
- Triple IGP Commendation Medal for courage 2012, 2013, 2014
- Triple Lagos State Governor’s award for Gallantry, Leadership and Service excellence 2011, 2012, 2013
- Lagos State Commissioner of Police Commendation Award for courage 2011
- Best Anti-Crime Police Officer in West Africa from Security Watch Africa
- Star Award from CRAN 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
- Star Award for Outstanding Gallantry In Africa 2018 by Security watch Africa
- Africa’s Best Detective Of the Year 2018
- The best Police officer of the Decade Award
- 2018 HERO of the year Award by Silverbird Group
- Presidential medal for courage from President Mohammadu Buhari on 1/4/2016.
DCP Abba Kyari Net worth
Abba Kyari (Police) has a total net worth of $1.3 million. He is a recipent of diverse awards and is one of the most respected police officers in Nigeria.
DCP Abba Kyari and Hushpuppi
In July 2021, the US revealed that Hushpuppi had bribed then-DCP Kyari for 1.1 million dollars to help jail a fellow fraud gang member during an investigation and charge of popular Nigerian Instagram celebrity Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi, for money laundering.
Despite his denials, US court documents show that he was an accomplice to Mr. Ramon Abbas’ crimes and that he visited Mr. Abbas in Dubai, where Mr. Abbas vowed his eternal loyalty to him.
During his interrogation, the Instagram personality admitted to paying the DCP money to arrest and jail “one of his rivals in Nigeria after a quarrel over a $1.1 million scam on Qatari merchants,” according to court officials.
In response, Kyari declared on Thursday morning that he never sought money from Hushpuppi and that “my hands are clean.”
Despite admitting to being aware of the money-related argument, the DCP revealed that Vincent was arrested as a result of the call.
Vincent was never imprisoned, according to Kyari, and was instead released on bond.
“Abbas, who we later came to know as Hushpuppi, called our office about 2 years ago and told us that someone in Nigeria had seriously threatened to kill his family here in Nigeria, and he sent us the person’s phone number and pleaded with us to intervene before the person attacks his family,” he wrote on Instagram.