Reactions have trailed the declaration of Abba Kyari, suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, wanted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
Femi Babafemi, NDLEA’s spokesman, declared Kyari wanted on Monday for alleged links to a drug cartel that operates the Brazil-Ethiopia-Nigeria illicit drug route.
Recall that Kyari was suspended over his alleged involvement with an international fraudster, Ramon Abass, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
The former Intelligence Response Team, IRT, boss, however, denied the link with Hushpuppi’s fraudulent activities.
Babafemi confirmed that the NDLEA has evidence linking Kyari as the principal actor in an ongoing drug case.
This development has led to reactions online as some Nigerians expressed shock at the illicit crimes committed by a Nigerian police officer.
However, some Nigerians are of the opinion that this latest development might be a way to stop his extradition to the United States.
Here are some comments gathered by DAiLY POST:
@Dondekojo “This Abba Kyari story is insane. He’s on suspension(even if fake) and he was still selling cocaine just last month.
“I doubt that anything serious will happen to Abba Kyari so long he remains in Nigeria. If he gets extradited to the US, then, he might be away for a long time.”
@SupremeWD: “From Police work to fashion designing to drug trafficking. I wonder what this Kyari guy do for these people to the extent of making sure that he does not get extradited. Too many shady deals may come into the light and so many top guns may go down with him.”
@SodiqTade “And Abba Kyari is one versatile individual. A Cop in the morning, Tailor in the noon, and Pharmacist in the night.
“APC has mastered the art of rewarding uncommon crooks. They are known for celebrating criminals. NDLEA has declared the celebrated Abba Kyari wanted. 360 Reps probably celebrated this crook.”
@Ay_foocus “NDLEA will arrest Abba Kyari and pretend they are prosecuting him just to make sure FG won’t be able to move him to USA for trial.”
@Letter_to_jack “Abba Kyari is gone. Can’t believe he was nicknamed Naija’s Super Cop at a time.”
@Capt9ja “Whether this is a ruse to keep him in Naija or not, one thing is sure. Abba Kyari is done for.”
@AimThaMachine “A Police Man in the Morning, a tailor in the Afternoon, a Drug Trafficker at Night.”
@EmmanuelMacden1 “When a law enforcement personnel becomes the lawbreaker, things we see in Nigeria.”
@Allenandmore “Partnership between NDLEA and Abba Kyari to stop him from being extradited to USA, Una welldone, i trust the United States, they are just waiting patiently before they drop further bombshell, reason why Hush’s sentence was postponed.”