Abba Kyari Police Super Cop : From Hero to Zero (Full Analysis)

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After becoming a Nigerian celebrity for his daring crime-fighting exploits, the House of Representatives honored him in 2020, but deputy commissioner of police ’s life looks to have come full circle following his arrest for allegedly aiding and abetting drug trafficking.

Mr Kyari was taken into custody on Monday by the anti-drug trafficking agency, NDLEA, which accused him of involvement in trafficking 25kg cocaine by a drug cartel operating the Brazil-Ethiopia-Nigeria illicit drug pipeline.

The detective, who was called “super cop” in the media for his crime-fighting exploits while leading the Nigerian police intelligence squad, led a socialite lifestyle uncharacteristic of his job. The lifestyles of security officers are typically noted for their secrecy. Mr Kyari, on the other hand, appeared to embrace the spotlight.

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Touted as one of Nigeria’s best brains in the police with many intelligence breakthroughs under his belt, Mr Kyari has also been accused of rights abuses, for which he denied wrongdoing.

Abba Kyari Police Super Cop Flirting with a fraudster

Mr Kyari’s fall began last year when the US Attorney’s Office, Central District of California, in July, issued an arrest warrant against him and five others for their roles in a scam spearheaded by a former Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi. Mr Abbas, the self-acclaimed “Prince of Cash and Flash”, has since pleaded guilty to internet fraud and money laundering charges and faces 20 years in jail.

RAMON OLORUNWA ABBAS, aka “Ray Hushpuppi,” [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram account of Hushpuppi]

When the bombshell of the NDLEA catching him in a sting operation with his hand in the jar fell, Nigerians on social media were teasing the Nigerian government and police for their apparent determination to stall Mr Kyari’s extradition to the United States.

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Mr Kyari was born on March 17, 1975, in Maiduguri, Borno State, into a polygamous household. He had aspired to be a police officer or a pilot since he was a child.

Abba Kyari joined the police force as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 2000, three years after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Geography (ASP).

 

He spent five years as the Officer-In-Charge of the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the Lagos Police Command before being promoted to DCP in 2018. The unit was known for human rights violations and extrajudicial killings, which sparked a nationwide youth uprising that led to the unit’s disbandment in 2020.

Mr Kyari has a track record of exposing high-level criminals and was ready to brag about his exploits on social media. Mr Kyari built a name for himself in Nigeria by catching kidnappers, ritual murders, armed robbers, and other notable alleged criminals over the course of a few years.

Celebrity police officer

His Instagram profile doesn’t leave much to the imagination when it comes to his extravagant lifestyle. Mr Kyari relished the flash and glam that social media platforms provide, frequently posting photos of himself with celebrities, billionaires, and members of Nigeria’s high society.

Based on his 2017 Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts, it’s tough to imagine another Nigerian police officer who enjoyed social events more than the now-detained officer. He had shared photos of himself with musicians Innocent Idibia (2Baba) and David Adeleke (Davido), as well as nightclub owner Obi Cubana.

Obi Cubana

Mr Kyari would be showing off to his over 81,000 followers with photographs of himself eating, working, or gisting with his friends or visitors at his office space if he wasn’t sharing pictures of his family’s activities.

His performances garnered the wrath of critics, but they also won the adulation of his fans.

That lifestyle, however, appears to be in direct opposition to one of the attributes that led to his nomination as OC of the old SARS in Lagos by Abubakar Manko, a former Assistant Inspector General of Police.

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Mr Manko recounted how he appointed the now controversial DCP to head the anti-robbery squad division in Lagos in one of the Instagram images Mr Kyari published on his wall.

 

“When I was a police commissioner in Lagos, I made it a point to always walk about to assess situations.” I discovered a number of things that I didn’t like in the Anti-Robbery area. I had one-on-one conversations with all of the officers there, and I made the decision to reorganize right away.

 

“Kyari was the section’s second-in-command at the time, and he was a quiet guy, but once we talked, I was blown away by his knowledge. ‘This is the new OC of the Anti-Robbery division,’ I thought to myself. Some police complained that he was too quiet, but I know when I see a good officer. I had a feeling he’d make it big.

 

“When he took over, he immediately turned things around, and we began to see results.” It got to the point where armed robbers were frightened to come to Lagos and operate, and those who did relocated completely. Lagos was free of criminals at the time because of that young man’s deliberate leadership, according to the former cop.

Abba Kyari Police Super Cop

In 2013, Mr Kyari led a team of SARS officers that put a stop to the 14-year reign of Godogodo, a notorious South-west robbery gang commanded by Abiodun Ogunjobi.

The arrest of Henry Chibueze (Vampire)-led kidnapping gang in the Southeast and Rivers State in March 2017 is one of his most remarkable achievements. He also led the IRT to the arrests of Chukwudi Onuamadike, the infamous billionaire kidnap suspect known as Evans, and Taraba’s wanted kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, in 2017.

Hero to Zero

Among many other recognitions and awards, the Maiduguri-born officer was in June 2020 given a standing ovation at a session of the House of Representatives for his exceptional work in the fight against criminality in Nigeria.

 Abba Kyari Police Super Cop
Abba Kyari Police Super Cop

 

He had earlier bagged the Presidential Medal for Courage in April 2016 and was declared the 2018 Africa’s Best Detective and presented with Silverbird Group’s Best Officer of the Decade Award. A street in his hometown of Maiduguri was also named in his honour.

However, with his suspension by IGP Usman Baba for his alleged connection to the convicted fraudster Hushpuppi and his arrest on Monday over the indictment by the NDLEA, the sun of Mr Kyari’s career in law enforcement appears to have set.

 

 

If found guilty of the several allegations made against him, Mr Kyari will spend several years in jail. He would also join in infamy the likes of deputy superintendent of police George Iyamu, who was executed by a firing squad in the mid-1982 for supplying guns to the deadly Lawrence Anini robbery gang that terrorised now Edo and Delta states in that period.

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