By Ruth Omosayin
Mr Ahmad Isah, also known as ‘Ordinary President’, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Human Rights Radio and Television, has said that Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari, who was suspended after being indicted by the United States in an international fraud case, should not go down for one mistake.
Speaking on his breakfast radio/television programme on 101.1 FM in Abuja on Tuesday, Isah disclosed that Kyari has done too well to go down, adding that America is not heaven.
Kyari was indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, in a fraud case against internet and cybercrime fraudster, Ramon Abass, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
The indictment was followed by an order for his arrest, which was issued to the FBI by the US Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California.
Following the revelation, IGP Usman Baba had recommended Kyari’s suspension pending the outcome of investigations.
But Kyari had since denied the allegations but admitted acting as a go-between for the internet fraudster and a local tailor in which Hushpuppi purportedly made payments.
Speaking in pidgin English, Isah said; “This thing wey Abba Kyari enter, many police officers dey celebrate, ineffective police officers. Some of them are gossip machines, some wey be wives, na men dem be, but dem be wives to their ogas.
“They are celebrating, they are quick to celebrate but let me tell you, whether you care to listen or not Abba Kyari is not going down by the grace of God. He has done too [much] good to go down because of one mistake, even if it is true.
“America cannot tell us how to live our lives, America is not heaven. We have homeless people in America, we have jobless people in America, we have Indian hemp smokers in America, we have cocaine smokers in America, we have armed robbers in America, we have serial killers in America, what are they going to tell us, is America better than Africa if not for bad leadership?
“What do they have that we don’t have? We stand behind Abba Kyari, DCP Abba Kyari and God will vindicate him.
“One day this young man will become IGP, they are just envious of him because of his extraordinary performance, they can’t do half of what he is doing. He is too intelligent for their liking. He is a civil police officer, he is not pompous.
“Yes, there is an allegation on him, no matter how bad e be, name wey you give you dog naim neighbours go call am. How many of Abba Kyari we get for Nigeria in the police. For you to hold that type of office, temptation abounds,” he said.
“Una know how many cases this man don uncover? Some police officers dey wonder how hin dey do am. Some say na juju, some say na magic. He is a modern police [officer], he is using technology.
“If they had arrested Abba Kyari in America, that is a different thing, you are telling us to send our own?”