The office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has said there’s no evidence to show that embattled Commander of the Police Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, laundered money for accused internet fra#dster, Ramon Abass aka Hushpuppi.
Recall that the office of the AGF in its first legal advice admitted that a prima-facie case of money laundering of 33 payments (proceeds of crime) was established by the DIG Joseph Egbunike led Special Investigation Panel against Kyari.
However, in a new legal advice over the weekend, the office said there are no links with Kyari following further investigations, Vanguard reports.
The new legal advice with reference number, DPPA/LA/814/21, written on behalf of the AGF by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ministry of Justice, Mohammed Abubakar emphasized that the evidence contained in the case diary had no link between DCP Abba Kyari and Hushpuppi.
It said the evidence contained in the case diary ‘was not sufficient to indicate or show that the said monies (N279million) were laundered directly or indirectly by Kyari to disguise their origin’ adding that ‘the police report on the investigation failed to probe the gaps identified in their investigation by the AGF office’.
The advise which was addressed to IGP Usman Alkali Baba reads, “I am directed to inform you that after a careful study of the said response wherein you stated that ‘the monies have been traced to Zenith Bank account belonging to Usman Ibrahim Waziri, among others.
It is our view that the above response has not linked the suspect, DCP Abba Kyari, to the offence of money laundering as the evidence contained in the case diary is not sufficient to indicate or show that the said monies were laundered directly or indirectly by Kyari to disguise their origin, more so that the aforementioned recipients or receivers exonerated him in their statements as having nothing to do with the monies.”