In the quest of strengthening his defence against the committee set up to look into his case, the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari has deleted the rebuttal he issued to dismiss his indictment of criminal conspiracy by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
When the information first becomes public, Kyari has hurriedly defended himself to be only have associated with Hushpuppy based on the cloth he wears, but the defence looks porous and shows there is something fishy about the highly-rated cop
The FBI while probing a popular internet fraudster Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi indicted Mr Kyari as receiving about N8 million to arrest a co-conspirator on the orders of Mr Abbas.
While denying involvement and declaring himself clean in the fraudulent deal amounting $1.1million, the now-suspended DCP said he received a call from the fraudster who alerted him to a threat against his family members residing in Nigeria.
He said after arrest and investigation, he found out that the complainant lied and he released the man arrested. He said after that, the complainant saw one of his native outfits and got connected to the designer on request in a deal amounting N300,000.
His account though rhymed, differed from that of the FBI reproduced here, showing the full conversation between him and the fraudster who has pleaded guilty.
The embattled police officer has now deleted the rebuttal posted last week Thursday on his verified Facebook profile after editing it twelve times.
In one of his edited versions, Mr Kyari removed the narrative where he claimed to have connected the embattled fraudster to a said fashion designer and replaced it with another incident that he said occurred last year.
“He (Hushpuppi) also called for another case in June 2020 and complained about a financial transaction with a second person whom he said his friend sent 8 million naira to and pleaded for his friend's money to be recovered. He sent transaction slips and other evidence to prove their case against the person,
Attempts to reach him on why he deleted the rebuttal was not successful after severally refusing to answer his calls and responding to text messages sent to his known phone numbers.