Around this time last year, hundreds of Nigerian lawmakers converged at the House of Representatives chamber in Abuja to honour Nigerian top police officer Abba Kyari for “exemplary performance”.
“This is not an award from the House alone but an award from the entire people of Nigeria” said Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila to the deputy commissioner of police – one of Nigeria’s most decorated police officer.
The awards are what lie only on one side of the Kyari coin, with a litany of controversies on the other side. The super cop, as he is popularly called, is back in the spotlight after a grand jury in the US indicted him in the case of money laundering, which Hushpuppi had pleaded guilty to.
Hushpuppi, the notorious ‘Billionaire Gucci Master’, was quoted by US court officials as saying that he bribed the 46-year-old officer to arrest and imprison a rival following their dispute over a $1.1m
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